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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Snake & Triest Company

ARESUME of work done up to the present time in the different harbors of the United States, Cuba, Porto Rico, San Domingo, Chile, and other countries in the West Indies and South America demonstrates the fact that since first incorporated in 1900 The Snare & Triest Company has had a very important part in the development of the shipping facilities of these countries. The officers of the company are Frederick Snare, president; Arthur W. Butten- heim, first vice-president; Edward S. Skillin, second vice-president; and Frederick Snare, Jr., secretary and treasurer.

The company are contracting engineers for ship- ways, piers, pier sheds, bridges, industrial build-ings, railroad work, railroad terminals, all classes of harbor improvements, power plants, hydroelectric developments, and a specialty of the firm :s the building of sugar mills of the most modern construction in Cuba and elsewhere.

Among the company's more notable completed contracts are the most important piers, freight- sheds and coaling plants in the harbor of Havana, Cuba; the present Havana terminal of the United Railways of Havana, the elevated railroad and all that railroad's large improvements in and around Havana; and the large mooring basin, ore bins and railroad trestle recently completed by the Bethlehem Chile Iron Mines Company in the harbor of Cruz Grande. In New York a conspicuous achievement was the building of five of the large Chelsea Pier sheds on the North River; and in Philadelphia they have built all the large piers and freight-sheds which have been built in the last four years for the Department of Wharves, Docks and Ferries of that city. The illustration on this page, showing the last pier completed, is a fair sample of the company's work.

The company built for the Government the cantonment at Chickamauga, Ga., where barracks were built for 25,000 men; the Raritan Arsenal at Metuchen, N. J., and the $14,000,000 Quar-termaster Terminal at Philadelphia. For the latter they constructed two piers, each 1,500 x 290 feet, also the dredging and building of a three-story concrete storehouse, all under a contract from the Construction Division of the United States Army.

The company's main office is at 8 West 40th Street, New York; and Havana, Cuba, office at Zulueta 36-D.

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