p.2 City Council - petition of Patrick Hurley, relating to work done in August 1864, for the City Engineer, in taking up an anchor near the foot of Ontario street, (the same anchor which was taken from the old barges to Alderman Allen's yard), and asking for a balance of nine dollars due him for that service. Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Harbors, to report.
Alderman Cunningham brought up the report of the committee on Wharves and Harbors, stating that with reference to the petition of G.W. Finkle, the committee after having conferred with ex-Alderman Allen and the City Engineer, recommend that the anchor taken from the barge Highlander asked for by Mr. Finkle be not given up to him, but that it be sold for the benefit of the city, to defray certain expenses incurred by the city in raising the anchor from the old barges. The committee justify Alderman Allen's proceedings in regard to the steps he took in raising and securing the anchor to the city.
After some discussion on the question, during which it transpired that the anchor was probably worth $80, and that $17.50 was expended by the city in fishing it up. The report was referred back to the committee for the opinion of the City Solicitor as to the legality of the Counsel selling the anchor and the chain attached to it. During the discussion it transpired that a bar of iron was also taken from the barge and sold by Ald. Allen for $2.50, he crediting the city with that amount in his account, and that the mast of the barge was given away for a flag staff to prevent a city contemporary from "pitching into" the member for "Swamp Ward."
p.3 Lighthouse Supplies - tenders called for supplying oil for lights; also a steamer needed to deliver supplies on the River St. Lawrence, Lakes St. Louis, St. Francis, Ontario, Erie, St. Clair and Huron, and Georgian Bay. Department of Public Works.