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The Akavoa County Council are calling tenders for the erection of a boat slip at Akaroa on the site of tfie old baths on the Beaoh road below the Domain. A grant of £50 was made for this purpose by the Govern ment about two years ago, and as the old slip near the old wharf is very inconvenient the new slip is urgently required It is proposed now to erect a slip of heavy tetara timber with iron rails placed upon them that will carry a cradle with a winch to haul tbe launches up and down. This will be a great improvement upon the present method employed by launch owners in cleaning their craft. Mr J, D. Bruce, county chairman, while in Wellington, had plans drawn by tbe Public Works Department, and - a license has been granted by the Marine Department to erect the slip on tbe foreshore. It appears that the grant of £50 will not cover the whole cost of the work, and in the meantime the

ereotion will be proceeded with and the available grant made to go as far as possible. It is expected then that; the Marine Department will grant a further amount to cover thotwbole cost of the slip and cradle; This is only ju°t,as the bunch owners in Akaroa Harbour have paid license fees amount* \ ing to £30 per annum for the last ten or twenty years to the Marine Department, as there is no harbour board here, end v is thought tbttt in return they should get an up-to-date slip which is urgently required. Tbe Akaroa County Council are under taking the erection of the slip, nud tenders* are now being called for tbe work.

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BOAT SLIP AT AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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BOAT SLIP AT AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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