The "wharf apparently was built some 20 years ago and was owned by Mr. McAllister. Evidently it was affording a great deal of accommodation to the people of this district, and as I understand there was not sufficient profit in its operation to justify Mr. McAllister in putting It into thorough repair. The forwarders, the merchants and the farmers were all anxious for this accommodation, and finally it was determined that the Crown should purchase from Mr. McAllister for $800; it had cost him $2,500. In addition to the wharf the purchase includes a two-story shed in good condition, and the government is building a wharf of a substantial character at a reasonable cost. As to the revenue I do not know what it would be, but in the ordinary course I presume it would be transferred to the Department of Marine and Fisheries. The practice is not uniform in that respect, as many wharfs remain under the control of my department while a large number are transferred to the Marine Department. That has been the practice since confederation. The revenue will not be large, but I presume that whatever it is it will be devoted to keeping the wharf in repair.