This amount is required towards the following harbour improvements: Reconstruction of north or esplanade dock which has been in a dilapidated condition for a number of years; the substructure to be cribwork and the superstructure to be five feet wide on top, total length 786 feet, $130,000, 2419-67 *i *
of which $40,000 is a revote from last year. Maintenance dredging between the outer ends of the entrance piers to a depth of 22 feet, 33,340 cubic yards at 48 cents scow measure,
This wharf has been previously reported on and as a result of an examination made a few days ago, I would state that the reconstruction of the superstructure is imperative if this section of the harbour is to be utilized by vessels.
The esplanade is owned by the town of Cobourg and when in good condition is extensively used by the passengers going to and returning from the car ferries. The number of passengers averages about 300 per day during the summer months.
In time of storm on lake Ontario, vessels in shelter in Cobourg harbour tie up to the esplanade wharf and the car ferries also make use of it as a tying up place when not in use.