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OTAGO HARBOR BOARD, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914
OTAGO HARBOR BOARD
ENGINEER'S REPORT. Following aro tho principal clauses of the engineer's report, which will be submitted at the meeting of tho Harbor Board on Friday evening: During November dredge 222 dredged from the vicinity of Georgo street pier, Port Chalmers, 25,823 cubic, yards of material, and 12,495 cubic yards from tho vicinity of No. 11 red channel beacon, making a total of 08,513 cubic yards, which wero deposited at the Kail;. The time occupied in dredging amounted to 161 hours, and the coal consumption was 170£ tons. During November tho Vulcan was engaged in deepening the boat harbor, from which 40.850 cubic yards of material wore lifted and deposited*on the boat shed sites adjacent to tho boat harbor. Port. .Chalmers .Docks.—During November five vessels were docked—four in the Otago dock and one in the Port Chalmers dock. Tho Otago dock was pumped out twice in order to keep tho caisson in position and for block setting, and the Port Chalmers dock was pumped out once for keel-block setting, making a total of eight pumps for the month. During the time the vessels were in dock the pumps dealt with the drainage for 370J hours. The electric power plant ran for a total of 54 hours, 20i hours supplying-power to the 15-ton electric crane, and 13J; hours for dock lighting. During tho month the general repairs to machinery and boilers have been effected, and at present the pumping and electric, plants, sheer-legs, and electric crane aro in good working order and repair. Reclamation, Dock Endowment.—For a period of three weeks ended December 9 l.fa'oo square feet of walling have been executed, for which work 630 cubic yards of hard blucstone have been conveyed from Black Jack's quarry. The protecting fence on the Cemetery road, lor a length of 223 ft, has been completed. South Endowment.---For a period of three weeks, ended December 9. 6.432 cubic yards of stone wero deposited on tho line of wall, making a total of 93,499 cubic yards to that date. The. superstructure has been completed to pier >io. 436, making a total distance of 4.504 ft. and leaving a distance of 931 ft to complete the viaduct. The piles have been driven to pier No. 449. a distance of 4,613 ft. leaving a distance of 854 ft io complete the piledriving. Tho two floodgates have been completed, and the track on the viaduct is now being levelled and straightened. Black Jack's Wall.---For a period _of three weeks, ended December 9. 3.304 cubic yards of stone have been placed on the line of wall, making a total of 132,464 cnbic yards to that date. The externum of the wall during tho three weeks amounted to 89ft, making a total of 5,176 ft of wall in position, and leaving a distance of 414 ft to complete. During the three weeks 2.965 ft of pitching has been executed, making a total of 21,133 square feet, and leaving a distance of 3.602 lineal feet of wall to be pitehed ; ■Six hundred and thirty cubic yards of stone have also been loaded on punts for the pitching of Boiler Point wall, making a total of 1.190 cubic yards to date. North Head Works.—The space between the ground and the floor of tho boat shed and benzine store has been boarded up to prevent access underneath the shed. The road through Aramoaua township has been repaired, and is now in good order. The harbor master's report states that the minimum low-water depth at the entrance of the harbor is: North channel, 40ft; bend. 31ft; Deborah Bay. _ 24ft; Victoria channel (centre), 19ft; Victoria channel (sides). 18ft. The shipping returns for November are: Arrivals ■ Coastal, 40 vessels, of 23,346 tons; intercolonial. 6 vessels, of 13,591 tons; foreign. 5 vessels, of 25,458 tons; total, 51 vessels, of 68,375 tons. Departures: Coastal, 59 vessels, of 28.810 tons; intercolonial. 5 vessels, _of 12,542 tons: foreign, 2 vessels, of 12.314 ton*; total, 46 vessols, of 53,666 tons.
OTAGO HARBOR BOARD, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914
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