HC Deb 05 July 1910 vol 18 cc1605-6W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether, between the years 1850 and 1856, or at any other time, Captain G. A. Bedford, then engaged on the survey of Lough Swilly, made any report to the Admiralty as to the probable effect of the Inch and Farland embankments, then in process of construction, on the bed and navigation of Lough Swilly; and, if so, would he state the tenor of such report?


A report was made by Captain Bedford about 1859 calling attention to the capabilities of Fahan Harbour for refitting or lying-up purposes for small craft of His Majesty's Navy, and the danger of the eventual annihilation of this useful harbour by the alteration of tidal flow due to recent enclosures of large areas of such by embankments.