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The decision arrived at by Wednesday's meeting of the Lyttelton Harbour Board to erect a jetty on the east side of Port Levy, has given great satisfaction to local rowing men, who are as interested in the matter as are the residents of Port Levy and the ear rounding district.

Mr F. D Kesteven, in the course of a cbat wish a representative of "The Press," said that the decision of (he Harbour Board was most gratifying news to rowing men It meant that if ibe new jetty was completed in time, etie (Janceroury iiowing . Associiuion would apply to have che New Zealand Rowing Championships, in February next, decided at Port Levy, it was only owu.g 10 fuct that a suitable course cculd [|not le provided in Can terbury that these championships have not beuu rieid here in recent year? The Canterbury Rowing association had co operated with the re*ident3 of Port Levy in urging on the Harbour: Board fcue necessity for the jetity. Tbo Regatta committee, early ttna je& enquired into the suitability of Corsair Bay, bat, found the course there to treacherous. They then visited Pot Levy, and found that a beautiful two mile course existed, The only appar i ent drawback was the absence 01 transport facilities. The existing jetty is on the western side of 1b 1 bay, some two miles away from th.> course. To convey the boats from it tv the course would have meant the urbo motor boats, and it was recognised that this was impracticable. The subject was bought up at the Canterbury riowing Association, and it was dt cided to get into communication with the residents of Port Levy, and them interested in the question of the meeting of a jetty on the eastern side of the bay, near the Maori pah. The Port Levy people took the matter up most enthusiastically, the Harbour Hoard was approached, and after tho IJoard's engineer had reported on the proposal, the proposal had been agreed to.

Mr Cyrus Williams (the Harbour Board's engineer) informed tne reporter that the trade from Port Levy, some of which comes from the eastern side, was iarge enough to justify the ertctipn of a new jetty. The plans for :be jetty are being prepared at present, and as soon as they are finished it wili be possible to ascertain what quantity of timber will be required, and if them is not t-ufficient in hand, to get the additional quantity required. Mr Williams added that the jetty would be completed before the end of the pres cut year.

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PORT LEVY JETTY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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PORT LEVY JETTY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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