May 12, 1922

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The minister will have the engineer's report showing the amount of traffic done at that point.

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay) :

All I have as to traffic is what I have read. .Schooners and coastal steamers plying between St.

John and other Bay of Fundy ports load and discharge produce and merchandise at that place. The repairs are urgently required. The daily output of coal there is 870 tons.

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Mr HANSON:

Not a ton goes from this wharf.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is any other trade done at this wharf besides that in coal?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What does that consist of, and what is the amount of the trade?

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Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

There has never been any coal shipped from this Wharf. I think the repairs are for the wharf of the Maritime Coal and Railway Company.

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Item agreed to. [DOT] $2M00aree harbour-:repairs to breakwaters,


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Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

This is another monument to the indifference and folly of the late government. Three years ago a certain amount of destruction was

11p.m. wrought there ,by the storms.

I told the minister at the time from my place in the House that about $800 would make the repairs, but this was neglected. Next year about $3,000 would have done the work, but not a dollar was spent, and the breakwater was allowed to

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go until finally it became necessary to expend $26,000, and I venture to say that it will be necessary to spend four or five thousand more.

This is perhaps one of the most important little harbours in eastern Nova Scotia. It is the only medium of transportation for a population of about 10,000 people. There is a large fleet of boats runing in and out of this little port, and there are now three steamers plying along the coast, making five calls a week at that port. I could not give the exports and imports, but they are very substantial indeed. The point I wish to impress not only in criticism of the late government but for the guidance of the present Government with respect to works along the coast, is that this work should be done early this season. If not, we will be coming back for an item of $40,000 next year in addition, because the balance of the work will be gone. This is an old work dating from before Confederation.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I would like to get the exact facts from the minister. He will know the traffic in and out.

work, amount required $9,800, making a total of $12,300.

Item carried.

Shelburne, repairs to wharf, $4,500.

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

To renew the planking on the wharf and some guard rails. I will give the quantities. They are as follows:

73 M ft B.M. 4" plank at $30.. .. $2,190 0010$ M. ft. B.M. square timber at $33 346 50Iron and spikes

375 00Labour

1,450 00Contingencies

138 50Total $4,500 00

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Item agreed to. Progress reported.


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On motion of Mr. Mackenzie King for the adjournment of the House.


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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This is an important fishery harbour, and is also the commercial centre in many respects for the adjoining agricultural district. Three subsidized steamboats call at this port, and as the nearest railway station is 20 miles distant, most of the freight is transported by water. The village has a population of 1,000.

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May 12, 1922