The following information has been furnished by the national harbours board:
3. Inquiries have been received from time to time from parties expressing a general interest in securing a lease of this wharf. As the area available for this purpose is a restricted one, and as it was prepared and reserved for use as a public coal dock in response to strong local representations in that
behalf, the board felt that the regulations which it has formulated to ensure that the dock should be kept available for public use should be adhered to, at least until such time as it should be clearly established that the wharf would not be made use of for the purpose intended. Therefore, negotiations were not entered into with any of the parties inquiring with a view of securing exclusive use of the wharf for a long period.
Subtopic: QUEBEC HARBOUR PUBLIC WHARF