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The ordinary meeting held this afternoon was attended by Messrs J. B. Thomson (chairman), A. Thomson, J. T. Mackerras W. Wardrop, J. Carroll, N. Y. A. Walesj £. B. Cargill, and Captain Veal. The Harbor-master reported that on the 19th inst. he took soundings at the entrance of the harbor, and found the least depth at low water in the line of leading beacons to be 23ft, and the same depth in the line of beacons open to the westward. There was a depth of 13ft Gin at low water on the knoll that the dredge was removing. The shipping returns for June showed that 63 vessels, of 27,998 tons, had arrived, and 59 vessels (29,228 tons) departed.—Adopted. The Finance Committee reported recommending that prompt action be taken to press fur payment of dues. Accounts amounting to L 730 18s 9d had been passed for payment.—Adopted. Mr D. G. Stephens, inspector of works, reported that an accident had occurred to the big dredge on Monday while working on the knoll. The main engines and boilers of the dredge are in very good order, but the hull and dredging machinery are sadly out of repair. The dredge will be ready for sea before the next meeting of the Board.— Adopted. Mr Stephens also reported that it was highly necessary to connect the Board's houses at the Heads with the proposed drain. The cost would be about Llo.—Adopted.

The Works Committee recommended that the necessary work to the dredge be gone on with.

Messrs Henderson Law and H. North asked for a reduction of wharfage dues, in the one case on hops, and in the other on broom straw. —Declined. The bank-book showed a debit balance of L 714 8s 7d. The secretary stated that this debit would be cleared off before the end of the month.

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HARBOR BOARD., Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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HARBOR BOARD. Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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