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Several larfpch owners at Akaroa ire becoming Anxious concerning the possibility of a suitable boatslip being erected in Akaroa for their use and for which the Government placed £50 upon tbe Estimates last session. This matter was brought before the Minister'of Marine iv Wellington by Mr J. D, Bruce and tbe Mayor, Mr G. Armstrong, and consequently tbe Government subsidy of £50 was placed j on tbe Estimates for tbe erection of a boatslip at Akaroa. binca that time j it has been decided to erect the s : ip j [on the site of the old batbs, which is outside the Akaroa Borough Council's boundary, and tbe borough will take J no action in tho matter. Flans were j prepared, it is understood, by the 1 Marine Department's launch engineer! inspector and surveyor, and these have been submitted to the Department, |

but though six or nine mo&tha have

elapsed, nothing further has beett* done

d one. The boat slip will now be situated in the Akaraa County Council's boon- * * dary, and no doubt something will be done to have tbe slrp' built It is estimated that a suitable slip wilt be erected for £70. £20 more will bave to be found to pay for ita erection. The launch ownera are prepared to pay for the use of the slip, so that the extra monsy over ami above tha Government grant ol £50 will be pail off by way of interest and sinking fund. , The launch owners are at pceient '*' heavily taxed, and the Marine Depart-' ment collects something over £80 in -survey, machinery inspection and license fees for the Akaroa launches alone, and it seems only fair that, if ' the Marine Department are not witling, ' to erect the slip themselves, they should "<' authorise the Akaroa County Councilto do so on their behalf. Certainly a '» slip its very urgently required, and, if ■ '*$ those using it are willing to pay for r .."] its use, there appears no reason why the Marine Department should not -J delegate its power to the Akaroa > ' 1 County Council to bave it erected, At \ present the old wharf is used, but this /' ' is found inconvenient, > A new slip, with a oradle, would be - found most useful for launch-owners, and it is to be hoped some action will ■> be taken in the near future to materialise tbe owners' requirements. At all evenfcsitbe £50 Government sub* sidy should be re-instated on the coming year's estimates.

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BOATSHIP AT AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4383, 31 March 1914

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BOATSHIP AT AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4383, 31 March 1914

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