volume 8, issue 3, P434-445 1971
DOI: 10.1139/t71-045
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Abstract: The deposit of marine clays in Lake St. Peter, Quebec, is as much as 300 ft (91 m ) deep. Construction of lightpiers was started shortly after the turn of the century but settlement, tilting, and even failures of the structures occurred and construction of the new piers was not continued. As the navigation season is being extended into winter, the need for lightpiers becomes greater. Apart from the sensitive and very compressible clays, the heavy ice forces made a design very difficult. Introducing novel desi…

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