May 10, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Judson Burpee Black

Liberal

Mr. BLACK.

The shipping of apples from the port of Annapolis is one of great moment to the people of the whole of that valley. Halifax is situated quite a distance from the fruit belt, and the haul to Halifax is a long one for Nova Scotia. Annapolis is right in the fruit belt, and the difference in freight means a good deal to the apple raisers. There is about 125 miles of a haul from Annapolis to Halifax, while the quantity of fruit produced near Annapolis, with a verv short haul, will load a steamer. It is of great moment to the fruit growers that their apples should be shipped direct from the port of Annapolis rather than from Halifax, after making a long haul.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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