Harbor Improvements at Two Harbors and Marquette. A bulletin from the United States hydrographic office gives the following information regarding harbor works at Presque Isle, near Marquette, and at Two Harbors, Minn., both of which are points of ore shipment on Lake Superior:
The breakwater at the west side, Two Harbors, Minn., is built to the length of 750 feet, 150 feet to be added and finished in the year 1900. The breakwater at the east side of the harbor is built to the length of 750 feet. The proposed extension of 250 feet in the same direction has been abandoned and in its stead an extension at an angle of 45 degrees southward 300 feet in length is proposed, making the entire length of this (eastern) breakwater 1,050 feet. This is also to be finished in the year 1900. The least water on both sides of all the ore docks in Agate Bay, Two Harbors, is 20 feet. There is 18 feet on both sides of the merchandise dock, and the same depth on the southwest side of the coal dock.
The breakwater off Presque Isle point, Marquette bay, in course of construction for the protection of the ore docks in that locality, is at present 500 feet long and is to be extended 500 feet in the same direction lakeward, the work to be finished in the year 1900. The depth of water on both sides of the ore dock of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Ry. At Presque Isle is 20 feet, with 18 feet at the merchandise dock.