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At yesterday's meeting of the Harbor Board the inspector of works, in a memorandum addressed to the chairman, reported as follows:

Referring to your conversation re providing additional shed accommodation for storing and shipping wool, I have the honor to submit the " following alternative proposals : 0^ 611 &*? sh ? d at ihe south-west end of the Victoria wharf as shown and marked A on the accompanying tracing. This shed has Messrs u W n S P>ant at the north-east end, and J Mill and Co.'s plant at the south-west end. Last wool season some difficulties were expenenced by these firms each requiring more space ' : Eta"vi""^? 6 - ?J? presentshedis l«ft W. h Y fK*. Wlde : J* could be widened to the extent , ol Soft, which would nearly double its storage capacity and still leave the roadway one chain and a-nalf wide; but in the event of both companies requiring tp ship their wool at the same time there would still be the difficulty of there being only one ship's berth available. 2. The second proposal is to remove the small shed S, the dimensions of which are 31ft by 40ft, and replace it by a shed marked B on. plan. Lesides being too small to be of much service the shed S is very old and frail, and cannot be kept watertight for any length of time. The new shed to be of the same construction as shed T, to be 125 ft by 33ft. An open platform, marked Gon plan, on the same level as the jetty, would connect the two sheds, so that wool dumped in the T shed could be stored in and shipped from the proposed new shed, thus giving two berths instead, ofonej The probable cost of either plan would be vercmuch the same—viz., £1,300. The second scheme is the'one that I -would s recommend. It also meets with the approval off the harbor-master and the wharfinger. On the motion of the Chairman, the report was submitted to the Works Com- ".'."■ mittee.

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SHED ACCOMMODATION AT THE WHARF., Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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SHED ACCOMMODATION AT THE WHARF. Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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