The Port and Castle of Baie: The Cape of Misenum Site of the Garden of Lucullus: Monte Procida and the Island of Ischia; and the Lakes Lucrinus and Avernus, 1856. Preparations to '...form a naval port of Lucrinus and Avernus [in the Campania region of southern Italy]...the harbingers of modern destructiveness are already visible - the flags of the land-surveyors are erected, and measurements are being made with a view to ascertain the practicability of the project, and the value of the land to be purchased...The sea, when it was agitated, brought up here, as at Brindisi, an immense quantity of sand, which closed the entrance and raised the bottom of the lakes...to unite the two lakes, a considerable cutting would be necessary...The chief engineer is Signor Import, a military engineer of much experience; and the comptroller of expenditure is Signor Quaranta...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1856.
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