May 22, 1925

LIB

Item agreed to. Gulliver's Cove-breakwater, $15,000.


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Has this anything to do

with Gulliver's Travels?

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Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

Where is it?

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

In the county of Digby and Annapolis. This amount is required to construct a cribwork breakwater 240 feet long and from 20 to 30 feet wide, for the protection of the fishing fleet and the development of that district. There is an excellent fishing station here capable of great development.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is this a new work? *

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What is the business carried on at this point?

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Principally fishing.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

In what

volume?

Supply-Public Works

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

There are ten

gasoline boats, fourteen other boats, two weirs, 1.500 lobster traps and ten fishing houses at that point.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What are the

present facilities?

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I think the conditions are very difficult for the fishermen at the present time.

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Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

Perhaps I can answer the

hon. gentleman with greater exactness. This place has never had a wharf, breakwater nor slip of any kind. The fishing grounds are valuable and the proposed conveniences will render them very productive. The wharf will furnish these fishermen with a harbour which does not exist at the present time. I wish to tell the committee that the present lack of facilities renders the lot of the fishermen very hard. When they go out to fish they have to haul their boats down to the shore with oxen. On their return they have to haul their boats up from low water, which adds very greatly to the expense. The place is from fifteen to twenty miles from the railway and labours under a great handicap in that, respect. If ever an item in the estimates was justified this one certainly is. On previous occasions candidates of all parties have promised the people wharf facilities, with the-exception of myself. I told them I would not make any promise, and I did not do so, but that I would look after their interests in every way. However, I am glad to have this item in the estimates; it will certainly be a great help to the people of that section who stand so much in need of these facilities.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Where is this

place, in the bay of Fundy?

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Whereabouts?

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Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

About twenty miles down

from Digby neck, on the bay of Fundy side.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

It is on the

sea side of the gut?

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Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. LOVETT:

Yes. Having no harbour

whatever one can readily understand the difficulties under which the fishermen labour. There is no harbour or shelter of any kind; the fishermen simply have to get their boats in and out the best way they can.

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May 22, 1925