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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Time of Completion

Time of Completion.

The harbor works have now been 6½ years in operation. The first year was taken up in building the railway to the quarries, opening the quarries, constructing trucks and procuring plant and machinery. The. breakwaters have been 5½ years under construction, and the general average rate of depositing stone has been 160,000 tons a year, but during 1888 and 1889 470,000 tons were deposited or at the rate of 235,000 tons a year, the daily rate varying from 800 to 1000 tons.