It was a large pond-a small lake, in fact-and the original company that owned the mines cut a narrow isthmus that existed between this small lake and the sea and built two piers to protect the entrance to this harbour, and used it in a small way to make small shipments of coal when they were first developing that coal property, but they sold out to the present company, who built their own rail-way to ship from the Strait of Canso, where they now have one of the finest shipping places perhaps in North America ; it is just as good and extensive a shipping place as that of the Dominion Coal Company in Sydney, and they thus have no use whatever for the Broad Cove harbour, as it was formerly called. I say again it Is the public that are interested in opening up this harbour, a considerable business having sprung up around the mines. The public are thus interested in the opening up of this harbour and having it for use, in order that the business interests of the place may be encouraged, particularly that a fair amount of competition may be set up with the company's railway, running-sixty miles, over which almost every article of consumption for that town must be carried.
Subtopic: JTTN"E 13. 1905 7402'