This amount is required to provide for the construction of a tow path
Supply-Harbours and Rivers-B.C.
along the bank of Finlay river through Deserters Canyon. The proposed work is requested by the district engineer. The construction of this tow path will allow the freighters to line their boats up and down stream instead of unloading and packing over a long and difficult trail over the walls of the canyon.
We have the details here only of the works that have been going on in the places for which votes are being asked, and my hon. friend will readily understand that we have not the details with respect to places for which votes are not included in the estimates.
My hon. friend, I believe, is speaking of that part of the river just below the Finlay forks. I would advise the Minister of Public Works to take into consideration the necessity of improvements at that point, for it is a very hazardous place, passing up or down. Some improvements should be made there.
This amount is requested by the district engineer to provide for general repairs required to the wharf, which was damaged by the action of the frost and ice. There is a small settlement at this site, but it is a railhead for a considerable area in which logging and farming is carried on extensively.