Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Follett, Alexander Glass
Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design "furnish[es] breakwaters for protecting harbors and roadsteads, and keeping open channels through bars at the entrances of harbors, the mouths of rivers, and in other places, and which shall not be liable to be destroyed by the marine worm" (lines 13-19).
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Yielding and Buoyant Pile Breakwater.

Yielding and Buoyant Pile Breakwater.

Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Franklin, Robert M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved breakwater. This design is "of a cheap, durable, and efficient breakwater for localities exposed to the destructive action of the waves; and it consists mainly in a line of single-column buoyant piles, arranged side-by-side, and grouped together in sections . . . and anchored to their water-bed, and also in certain constructions and combination of parts" (lines 28-35).
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
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