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The following is a summary of the reports to be submitted to the Harbor Board at their meeting to-morrow afternoon : Public Works Committee report recommends that Mr W. E. Reynolds’s request for compensation for his outlay in the formation of a road on his sections leased from, the Board seven years ago be declined. The Committee recommend that the’ work proposed by the inspector in his report as being necessary for securing the light on the mole and making up the embankment with stone be proceeded with gradually by day labor, and also that the annual survey of the entrance to the harbor be taken in hand as early as convenient. Dredge 222 having finished the work she was doing in the Victoria channel has been put to work at the upper end of the west channel, where the sandbank has made out to the eastward, due to the large quantities of sand scoured from the beach on the outside of the sandspit and that on the east side of the harbor below Harrington Point, and carried in by the flood tides and deposited in that locality. Although the channel here is considerably over to the eastward the bend is well up towards the R.aik jetty, leaving vessels plenty of room to keep clear of Harrington Point, as was not the case formerly. No dredging has been done at this place for several years, but the depths have been; maintained remarkably wpll. When the survey of this portion of the harbor is completed the exact position and condition of the channel and what work requires to he done,will be shown. The material dredged by the New Era and Prioatman dredges from the steamers’ basin !s being used on the reclamation area near the Jetty street wharf. The Special Committee appointed to conaider Mr Higgins’s tender for dredging the Victoria channel report that “ inasmuch as the tender of Mr Higgins is not in accordance with our specifications, and as the tender is based oh conditions which in working out are likely to prove vexations, uncertain, and expensive, we regret we are unable to recommend the acceptance of the tender.” The Finance Committee report haying passed for payment accounts amounting to

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HARBOR BOARD REPORTS., Evening Star, Issue 10432, 29 September 1897

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HARBOR BOARD REPORTS. Evening Star, Issue 10432, 29 September 1897