March 12, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. James Sutherland) :

1. Instructions were given to Mr. Lord, on the 19th June, 1901, to remove the range lights from the Sandhills to Sandy Island.
2. These instructions were given because a change in the channel necessitated a removal of the range as explained to the hon. member for West Prince last year. Frequent changes in this range are necessitated by constant changes in the channel over the bar at the mouth of the harbour.
3. 11th July, 1901.
4. The range lights previously maintained on the Sand Heads had been put out in the

autumn of 1900. The change was made in the summer of 1901, as soon as the position of the new channel had been accurately defined.
5. The lights were not in operation from the 1st of May until the change was made. The keeper was paid salary for maintaining the main sea-coast light which was under his charge. His salary was increased $40 per annum from the 1st of December last, in consequence of the extra work involved in maintaining the range lights on Sandy Island.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CASCUMPEC HARBOUR, P. E. I.-RANGE LIGHTS AT THE SANDHILLS.
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