In January of 1873, the War Department sent an Engineer to survey a port of the Elk River in preparation for congress to appropriate funds to clear a channel there for navigation. The Engineer was received with delight by the citizens of Elkton and a survey made but unfortunately in February 1873 Congress declined to set aside funds for any dredging and instead funded a more detailed survey.

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