30 STUDY SURVEYING AT ENGINEERING CAMP
Summer Course at Squam Lake in Map Making and Railroad Construction Well Attended
Thirty members of the University attended the Harvard Engineering Camp at Squam Lake, Ashford, New Hampshire, last summer, which closed on August 11 after eight weeks of instruction in map making and railroad surveying. Mr. Albert Haertlein who has given the course for several years was unable to attend this year and his place was filled by Mr. H. B. Alyord, head of the civil engineering department of Northeastern University.
The course opened on June 16 and during the first week the work consisted of the study of instruments and preliminary compass and chain surveying. During the next three weeks plane and topographical surveying was studied and a complete contour map made of 15 acres of representative country. Railroad surveying was taken up the last four weeks of the camp, each student mapping out an imaginary railroad three miles long and computing the curves and grades. The best of the plans was selected and the railroad was staked out ready for construction.