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for 29-foot draft, but the channel is so narrow the problem is to make the turns without striking the banks. Also, due to the restricted width, the effects of side suction and pressure, due to the proximity of the banks, are very much felt on the ship. Ordinarily we have to carry hard right rudder all the way from buoy No. 15 to No. 9 as the vessel sheers so hard into the north bank of the channel.

Another bad feature of this port is the fact that when leaving here on high water, time must be figured to also make San Bruno Shoal with good water. With our speed we generally leave here 1 hour before high water which gets us on San Bruno Shoal about 1 hour after high water.

I suppose that the Permanente Co. has informed you of the expense of operating into this port due ot loss of time waiting for tide, daylight, etc. It appears that the port presently is just not adequate for the size of the shipping using the port. As you know, every time a vessel proceeds to the Leslie Salt dock, or comes from there, we have to stop loading and haul ship ahead about 100 feet to allow the other vessel to pass by our stern. The Silverbow has already been struck by an oil barge being towed past the stern due to the narrowness of the channel.

I understand that it is contemplated to expand the port facilities such as docks, warehouses, etc. Personally, I think it would be useless without first making an adequate channel and turning basin for deep water shipping. Very truly yours,

JOHN M. O'BRIEN, Master, Steamship Permanente Silverbou.

DECEMBER 5, 1953. Mr. JOSEPH M. DODGE,

Director, Bureau of the Budget, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. DODGE: It is my understanding that the Corps of Engineers has recommended to the Bureau of the Budget, funds for the construction of the Redwood City Harbor project in California.

I wish to add my personal endorsement to this recommendation, as I believe that the project should be commenced. It is my understanding that the benefitcost ratio has been established at 1.6 to 1. But, according to the planning report prepared by the district office of the Corps of Engineers in San Francisco in January 1953, the benefit-cost ratio was established at 3.6 to 1. This ratio was established using the new approved estimate of the project cost, based on 1952 prices.

You may note in the attached statement of Mr. M. D. McCarl, that an item of $1 million was provided in the budget of the last administration for fiscal year 1954, in order to start work on this project. This item was deleted in the revised budget under the strict economy program of the new administration. However, at this time, in view of the new benefit-cost ratio established by the district engineers' office, and the desirability of proceeding with worthy projects which have been unduly delayed by the “no new start policy" in effect during the Korean hostilities, it is my belief that this item should be included in the 1955 budget. With best regards, I remain Sincerely yours,

WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND.

RESOLUTION No. 1645, URGING TJIE 83p Congress (21 Sess.) TO MAKE AVAILABLE

THE NECESSARY FUNDS WITH Which To CARRY OUT THE WORK INVOLVED IN THE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR REDWOOD CITY HARBOR WHICH WERE INCLUDED IN THE RIVER AND HARBOR ACT OF MARCH 2, 1945, AND THE RIVER AND HARBOR Act OF 1950, APPROVED MAY 17, 1950

Whereas Congress has enacted legislation providing for a 30-foot channel. mean low water, between the Port of San Francisco and Redwood City Harbor and within the harbor, with minimum width of 300 feet: and

Whereas critical defense materials and other commodities including cement. salt, gypsum rock, magnesite, and petroleum products, in bulk, are being shipped in large volume into or out of the harbor: and

Whereas large canners and shippers of canned goods and processors, packers, and shippers of dried fruit located in the Santa Clara Valley and on the lower San Francisco Peninsula have, on various occasions, through written sworn statements filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission or testimony given under oath before examiners of the Commission, expressed their desire to route their shipments via the Port of Redwood City instead of via upper bay ports; and

Whereas steamship operators whose vessels are now calling at the port to discharge or load cargo are experiencing a great deal of trouble and delays to their vessels entering and departing by reason of insufficiency of channel depth and width; and

Whereas the port with adequate depth and width of channel is essential to the continued growth and development of San Mateo County and all of the other counties in the south San Francisco Bay area and is also essential to the national defense as was illustrated during World War II; and

Whereas considerable sums of money have already been expended by the Federal Government, the city of Redwood City, and private interests in the development of Redwood City Harbor and its facilities and the expenditure of additional sums at this time to carry out the work involved in the improvement projects already approved and enacted into law by Congress is fully justified and in the public interest; and

Whereas an item of $1 million was provided in the budget of the last administration for fiscal year 1954 for Redwood City Harbor improvements but was deleted in the revised budget under the strict economy program of the new administration: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of Redwood City requests and strongly urges that the Congress of the United States, at the present session, make available the necessary funds with which to carry out the work in question; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to members of Committees on Appropriations in the United States Senate and House of Representatives and to Senators William F. Knowland and Thomas H. Kuchel and Congressmen J. Arthur Younger and Charles S. Gubser, urging that they use their utmost influence in endeavoring to have legislation enacted which will permit the carrying out of the work involved in the above referred to improvement projects at the earliest possible time.

RESOLUTION, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA,

REQUESTING APPROVAL OF CONGRESS FOR APPROPRIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARBOR AT REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.

Be it resolved by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County, Calif., ThatWhereas an appropriation of $1 million for improvements to the Redwood City Harbor has been included in the Federal budget by the President of the United States; and

Whereas such appropriation was recommended by the Corps of Engineers, United States Army; and

Whereas such recommendation was strongly endorsed by Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles S. Gubser ; and

Whereas the improvements contemplated by the appropriation will be of benefit to the entire bay area and of special benefit to San Mateo County in encouraging industrial development: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County does hereby express its appreciation to the said Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger. and Congressman Charles S. Gubser, for their successful efforts in having the appropriation for Redwood City Harbor included in the budget, and does hereby further request that said representatives continue to use their influence to the greatest possible extent to see that the appropriation is approved through the various committees and finally approved by the Congress of the United States; be it further

Resolred, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to Senator William F. Knowland, Congressman J. Arthur Younger, and Congressman Charles S. Gubser, and to the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

RESOLUTION URGING THE 820 Congress To MAKE AVAILABLE THE NECASSARY FUNDS

WITH WHICH TO CARRY OUT A PORTION OF THE WORK COVFRED BY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR REDWOOD CITY HARBOR (REDWOOD CREEK) ADOPTED RY THE 79TH CONGRESS, 1st SESSION, AND THE 81st CONGRESS, 20 SESSION

Whereas Congress has enacted legislation providing for a 30-foot channel to and in Redwood City Harbor with minimum width of 300 feet; and

Whereas critical defense materials including cement, salt, gypsum rock, and petroleum products, in bulk, are being shipped in large volume (full vessel lots) into and out of the harbor; and

Whereas large canners, packers, and shippers of canned goods and dried fruits located in the Santa Clara Valley and on the lower San Francisco Peninsula have recently, through written sworn statements filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission, expressed their desire to route their shipments via the Port of Redwood City instead of via the upper bay ports; and

Whereas steamship operators whose vessels are now calling at the port to discharge or load the critical materials as listed above are experiencing a great deal of trouble and delays to vessels entering and departing by reason of insufficiency of channel depth and with; and

Whereas the port is extremely essential to the national defense and was, during World War II, used extensively by the Navy and other governmental agencies for the storage and shipment of war material; and

Whereas considerable sums of money have already been expended by the Federal Government, the city of Redwood City, and private interests in the development of Redwood City Harbor and its facilities and the expenditure of additional sums to the extent determined by the Army engineers to be essential to place the waterway and its approaches, including the channel opposite San Bruno, in a satisfactory condition for the safe and economical operation of vessels during all hours of the day and night, appears to be fully justified at the present time and to be in the public interest, both State and National: Now, therefore, be it

Resowed, That the Bay Area Maritime Committee, which is an integral part of the Bay Area Council and is composed of representatives of maritime interests—both public and private-located in various counties bordering on and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, request and strongly urge that the Congress of the United States, at the present session, make available the necessary funds with which to carry out the work referred to above; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the members of the Committees on Appropriations in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives and to Senators William F. Knowland and Richard M. Nixon and to the congressional representatives of the various districts in northern California, urging that they use their utmost influence in endeavoring to have legislation enacted which will permit the carrying out of the work in making the much needed improvements to Redwood City Harbor referred to above, at the earliest possible time.

The above resolution was adopted by the Maritime Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Council held at the Merchants Exchange Club Building, San Francisco on July 12, 1951.

Hon. WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND,

Chairman, Subcommittee on Army Civil Functions of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate,

Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C.: Urge approval of appropriation for improvements to harbor at Redwood City, Calif. These improvements will lower costs of agricultural and industrial products in entire State, particularly in bay area. Investigations by California State departments support this position.

RICHARD J. DOLWIG,

Assemblyman, 26th District. Same telegram sent to : Hon. Glenn Davis, chairman, Subcommittee on Civil Functions and Military Construction of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, House Office Building, Washington, D. C.

REDWOOD CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,

Redwood City, February 12, 1954. Senator WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND,

Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C. DEAR SENATOR KNOWLAND: The officers and directors of this chamber of commerce have instructed me to tell you of their appreciation of your successful efforts in having the item for the Redwood City Harbor included in the budget, and they sincerely hope that you will continue to use your influence to the greatest possible extent to see that the item rides through the committee hearings and is finally approved by Congress.

The improvements to the Redwood City Harbor are badly needed. The importance of the harbor to not only Redwood City, but the entire south bay area, is increasing rapidly and the future growth and development of the entire area, particularly industrially, depends a great deal on the needed port improvements. Your efforts on behalf of the port of Redwood City are greatly appreciated. Yours very truly,

E. W. BUTLER,

Executive Vi President and Manager. (Similar letters sent to Congressman J. Arthur Younger and Congressman Charles S. Gubser.)

FEBRUARY 12, 1954. Hon. Senator WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND,

Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C. DEAR SENATOR KNOWLAND: The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce joins with our fellow chamber associations in the bay area in urging approval in the Federal budget for the item of $1 million presently budgeted for improvements to Redwood City Harbor.

The improvements will be a benefit to the Nation as well as California and the bay area. No one doubts the continued growth of California, and this harbor improvement will aid the growth of California which in itself is a definite benefit to the Nation.

We sincerely hope you will make every effort to aid in the passage of this budget item. Sincerely yours,

ALFRED P. CHASUK, President.

FRANCIS A. WALLACE, Secretary-Manager. (Similar letters sent to Congressman J. Arthur Younger and Congressman Charles S. Gubser.)

SAN JOSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,

February 4, 1953. Congressman CHARLES S. GUBSER, Congress of the United States,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR CHARLIE: The Federal budget for the 1953-54 fiscal year now before Congress includes an item of $1 million for new work in Redwood City Harbor and at San Bruno Shoals. The funds requested are for carrying out a portion of the work involved in the channel-improvement projects adopted by Congress in 1945 and 1950. The improvements are badly needed to accommodate the greatly increased number of vessels now using and scheduled to use the most southerly deepwater bay port.

San Jose and all of Santa Clara County are vitally interested in the proposed improvements to the Redwood City Harbor. Your predecessor, Jack Anderson, and Senator Knowland were very helpful in having the item included in the budget. Senator Knowland is fully conversant with the numerous requests from various interests in the bay district and elsewhere to have the funds made available at the earliest possible time. Files of Ex-Congressman Anderson, which no doubt have been turned over to you, contain evidence of the great interest of steamship companies, growers, shippers, manufacturers, indus

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trial concerns, etc., in having the channel-improvement projects completed at the earliest possible time.

Due to the extreme importance of the development of the port of Redwood City to the entire south bay area, it is requested that you do everything possible in conjunction with Senator Knowland, Congressman Younger, and others to see that the item is not deleted and is approved by Congress for the full amount. With kindest personal regards, I am Very truly yours,

RUSSELL E. PETTIT, Manager.

SANTA CLARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,

Santa Clara, Calif., January 30, 1953. Congressman CHARLES W. GUBSER, House of Representatives,

Washington, D. C. DEAR SIR: We request that you lend your support to work proposed in Redwood City Harbor and at San Bruno Shoals in the 1953–54 budget now before Congress, which includes an item of $1 million for carrying out a portion of the work involved in the channel improvement projects adopted by Congress in 1945 and 1950. The improvements are very much needed to accommodate the increased number of vessels now using and scheduled to use this most southerly deepwater bay port. We are very much interested in the proposed improvements to the Redwood City Harbor.

Due to the extreme importance of the port of Redwood City to the entire South Bay area, we request that you do everything possible in conjunction with Senator Knowland. Congressman Younger and others to see that this project is completed. Sincerely yours,

WM. E. HAIGWOOD, Manager.

SUNNYVALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,

Sunnyvale, Calif., January 30, 1953. Hon. CHARLES S. GUBSER, House of Representatives,

Washington, D. C. DEAR CONGRESSMAN GUBSER: For several years this chamber of commerce, along with the many larger industries in Santa Clara County, have been working closely with the officials of the port of Redwood City, former Congressman Jack Anderson and Senator William F. Knowland, to develop the port of Redwood City in order to help keen this valley's industries on a competitive basis with other industrial areas in the San Francisco Bay area.

You will note the Federal budget for the 1953–54 fiscal year, which is now before Congress, includes an item of $1 million for new work in Redwood City Harbor. The board of directors of the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce at its regular meeting on January 27, 1953, unanimously directed that we respectfully ask you to cooperate with Senator Knowland and do all in your power to see that this very vital item is not cut from the budget. Respectfully,

ALBERT L. ARMANINI, President, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce.

THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL, INC.,

San Francisco, Calif., February 16, 1953. Hon. WILLIAM S. MAULLIARD, House Office Building,

Washington, D. C. DEAR BILL: It is our understanding that in the Federal budget which has just heen presented to the Congress there is an item of $1 million for execution of the work, or at least a major portion thereof, included in the improvement projects for Redwood City Harbor authorized by the River and Harbor Act of March 2, 1945, and the River and Harbor Act of 1950.

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