The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1914. AKAROA WHARVES.
The erection of the new Daly's wharJ is a great improvement, and the bene fit will.be felt next summer when the care are using the Onawe Gap road, and launches will land all visitors for fche north end of the town there. The addition of the steps to the new wharf entailing an expenditure of over £80, is another decided improvement. Still much remains to be done before our wharves are at all up-to date. It is unfortunate that the new wharf should have to be carried out such a distance . before any increase in depth of water can be obtained ; but we believe that if the wharf were continued about 150 ft all the larger boats would get alongside. This matter was brought up some time ago, and adjourned till such time as the what , ] loan of £1640 on the new wharf falla in. The loan expires in eighteen months' time. The loan was taken for 26 yeara, and 24J years' interest has been paid off. The annual amount paid in interest is £74 16s, which, after the expiration of the loan, will accrue. At the present time the wharf will not accommodate the larger vessels, and it means that the "Union Steamship Company cannot eend down boats on excursion trips. Many people say that the loss of these excursions will be no loss to the place, but we think that is in correct, The excursions act as a good advertisement to Akaroa, enabling many Christchurch people to become acquainted with our scenic beauties, and inspiring them with a desire to pay a longer visit to the town Residents should put nothing in the way of these marine excursions. As the wharf duea must be spent on the upkeep of the wharves alone, the interest now payable will only lie idle. It is gratifying to think that in two years' time Akaroa will have an up-to-date wbarfj and, we believe, it must be for the ultimate progress of the town.
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1914. AKAROA WHARVES.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914