The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1914 AKAROA WHARVES.
I I I I The letter sent by Mr Kenning to the Akaroa Borough Council on Wednesday evening lead to a good deal of discussion. There is no doubt it would be a distinct advantage fco Akaroa if we could have a wharf to ac commodate larger vessels. The trend of the times is towards the building of vessels with larger draughts, and some little time ago one of the ship ping authorities of tha Old County warned those in charge of our large ports that it would pay them to dredgout the harbours in readiness for thest T'ssel?, which are bound to visit Ne\i Zea'and in a year or two's time. I will be remembered that some yean bank the 1 Council nuthorizad the en gineer to obtain soundings, with thi idea of ascertaining the cost of extend in?, the wharf, and if our niemor serves us right it was found that li obtain anything lik > a marked increas of water the wharf bad to be carried i considerable distance. However, w
quite agree the outlay would be a wise one, and tbe Council should bor row ano'her loan immediately the loan on tbe pre-ent wharf falls due — that is in eighteen months time. It is no u?e waiting tor trade to come to us before making a start, and if we have the facilities for accommodating them, larger vessels might visit tbe port. At Wednesday's Council meet ing several speakers referred in scafch ing terms to tbe waste of money in rebuilding Days wbarf. We think the speakers were not considering tbe situation properly in making such statements. The new Daly's wharf will be of great benefit to tourists coming to hotels at the north end of the town, and the- old one was a distinct danger to those using it. It may be to Akaroa's advantage to lengthen the new wharf, but the re building of Daly's wharf was a distinct necessity, as the ratepayers agreed when they voted for the loan by such a large
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1914 AKAROA WHARVES.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914