Yes. Unfortunately one of our best young officers, Mr. Tyr-whitt, died a few days ago. and we must get some one to replace him. It is very peculiar and important work requiring engineers of high qualification.
So much as concerns the navigation of the St. Lawrence. We do not propose to go further than Belle Isle ; we will take up what has not been done by the British government.
Mr. R, L. BORDEN. I understand from the minister that the work done by the imperial government fifty years ago along the Atlantic coast required to be resurveyed. Do you include the southern coast of Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy, the en-trace to St. John Harbour ; do you propose to resurvey and re-chart that ?
There are at present six stations in operation and they are rendering the most valuable service. The Glace Bay station was the first established in 1902, in order to test the system and now it is running perfectly. Six stations have been established since I came to the department at an average cost of .$8,000 a station, and there are six more to be established.
At Fame Point, Cape Race, Cape Ray, Heath Point, Point Amour, Cape Rich, Whittle Rocks. Of course the stations are not in a straight line because they are situated both on the Belle Isle route and on the Newfoundland route. When the other stations are erected both of the routes to the St. Lawrence will be fully equipped. I can say without boasting that when this station shall have been established, we will have a most perfect Marconi system.