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OTAGO HARBOUR BOARD

ENGINEER’S REPORT. The following report will be submitted to Friday night's meeting of the board : Dredge 222.—During tho month of October dredge. 222 dredged from the vicinity of George street pier. Port Chalmers, 25,825 cubic yards, and from tho vicinity of Bowen pier, Port Chalmers, 10,829 cubic yards of material, and deposited the whole of tho spoil at the Kaik. The time occupied in dredgingamounted to 172 hours, and the- coal . sumption to 194 tons. Dredge Vulcan.—During the month of October the Vuivan lias been engaged in deepening the boat luir.bor, from which 30,197 cubic yards of material have been lifted and deposited on the boat shed sites adjacent to the boat harbor. Port Chalmers Docks.—During the month of October the docks have been occupied for a period of hours, ono vessel being docked in the Otago dock and three in the Port Chalmers dock, Each dock also has been pumped out omv for inspection and setting of block?. Electric power plant ran for a total of 25 hours, supplying power to the 15-ten electric crane while engaged at various lifts. l)nr ing the mouth the general repairs to machinery and boilers have been effected, and at present the pumping and electric plants, shcerlegs, and electric crane, are in good working order and repair.

Various Works.—South Endowment Wall ; For a period of four weeks, ended 13th November, 1914, 8,184 cubic yard? of stone were deposited on the line of wall, making a total of 87,067 cubic yard* to that date. The superstructure, of the viaduct has been completed to pier No. 420, making a total distance of 4 ,osoft, and leaving a distance of 1,082 ft to complete the viaduct. Tho piles have been driven to pier No. 430, a distance of 4,447 ft, leaving a distance of 990 ft to complete the pile driving. Two flood gates are being erected in the lino of wall, and will be completed within the next week. Black Jacks Wall : For a period of four weeks, ended 18th November, 1914, 7,291 cubic yards of stone were placed on the lino of wall, making a total of 129,160 cubic yards to that dale Hie extension of the wall during the four weeks amounted to 579 ft. making a total of 5,087fb of wall in position, and leaving a distance of 505 ft to complete the wall. During the four weeks 5.600 square feet of pitching has been executed, making a total Cf 18,168 square feet, ami leaving a distance of 5,312 lineal feet of wall still to be pitched. Reclamation, Dock Endowment : For a period of four weeks, ended November 11, 1914, 1,873 cubic yards of material have been placed on ( ho above area, malting a total of 31,217 cubic yards to that date. Nine chains of footpath have been formed along Macandrew road, and tho erection of a protecting fence on the Cemetery road is being proceeded with. During tho four wee Its 560 cubic yards of bard blue stone have been conveyed from Black Jacks quarry for pitching the seaward face of the reclamation area. . Leith Canal : The driving of the slay piles is completed up to the Yacht Club’s boundary feme. On tin’s work there remains 454.5 ft of wall to he built, and approximately 132 shed piles and 47 wooden stay piles still to be driven. Channel Piles : Channel piles No. 7 red and No. 29 black, broken during the month, have h-mn replaced, and pile No. 27 black has ~.cn drawn and re-f!-(wm. Mai/i • ’ • - ing the four weeks tad" usual repairs have been effected to wharves, sheds, and floating plant. HARBOR MASTER’S REPORT. Minimum low-water depth at the entrance of the- Harbor :—North Channel 40ft, bend 32ft. Drlmrah Pay 24ff. Victoria Channel (centre) 19ft, "Victoria Channel (sides) 18ft. Shipping Returns. —Arrivals: Coastal. 37 vessels, 35,144 tons; intc-rrolonial, 4 vessels, 9,479 tons j foreign. 5 le-i-ls, 15,269 tons; totals, 46 vessels. 60.882 tons. Departures ; Coastal, 40 vewds. 45.659 tons : intercolonial, 2 vessels, 4 .439 tons : foreign, 2 vessels. 7,493 tons • totals, 44 vessels, 55,641 tons.

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OTAGO HARBOUR BOARD, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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OTAGO HARBOUR BOARD Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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