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It is some months now since the machinery was set in motion to pro vide the residents of Robinson's Bay with a new wbarf. and in the course 'of tbe next three or four months those who have been interested in the pro jeot shall have accomplished their object. The plans of tbe new wharf and road were before the Akaroa i County Ccuncil on Saturday last, Tbe plans and specifications were approved, and as soon as the wharf plan is passe-d by the Marine Department tenders will be called for the work It is expected the cost of constructing a road along the foreshore, on the south side of the bay, to where the wharf will run out and tbo ci Mstruo tion of the wharf itself will be about £1200. A Government grant of £250 bas been received, and tbe County Council bas subsidised 'be w,ork to tbe extent of £50, so that the ratepayers in tbe special rating area which has to be constituted will have ro fyjr] £900 to carry out tbe work. The County Council baa made arrangements for the loan through tbe Hon. X, Heaton Rhodep, member for the district, so that as soon'as the plans are approved by the Marine Department "the contract will* be let and tbe work proceed immediately. The new wharf is urgently required, os tbe present one is now in an unsafe state, and can only be approached at high tide, and then only by the small schooners which visit the bay. At low tide the wharf ia left high and dry. The new whaif will, however, have a depth of 5 feet 6 inches of water at low water, and about 11 feet .6 inches at high water. This will allow the larger vessels that visit % the hat hour to draw alongside the wharf, and will thus enable the residents of the Bay to ship their good 3 aud produce direct, instead of transhipping at Akaroa.

The new wharf to be constructed aloDg the beach from the present wharf will ba 18 chains in length. The road will be 15 feet wide, exclusive of the wall. A dry rubble wall will be built along, the greater portion of the road, but the piatform for the new jetty will be concrete walled for a distance of 85 feet. The new wharf will be, approximately, five chains long, two cdains reaching the lowwater mark and three beyond lowwater mark. The guage of tbe.wbarf wili be 6 feet 6 inches, and a trolly line will run along its whole length. The timbers for the new wharf will make a solid construction which should last" for many years. The piles will be New South Wales turpentine timber, ten inches diametar at their smallest diameter, shod with steel bead plates The wharf is pro vided with mooring heads at fhe T. There is a good large staging or T at tbe end of tbe wharf, which is, approximately, 40ft. by 20fc, with steps on the north side of cbo wbftit. The new vvbarf should stand for many years, and be a greas boon lo the residents of Robinson's Bay. j

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NEW ROBINSON'S BAY WHARF., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914

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NEW ROBINSON'S BAY WHARF. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4408, 30 June 1914

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