November 18, 1955
The Honourable Joseph R Smallwood
Premier of the Province of Newfoundland,
St Johns, Newfoundland.
My Dear Premier:
In order to increase the reliability of the Pinetree Radar Chain, this department has a requirement for six additional "gap filler" sites at the localities and approximate latitudes and longitudes set out hereunder:
|(1) N-28A Cape Makkovik||55º 15' North||59º 8' 30" West|
|(2) N-27A Cut Throat Island||54º 30' North||57º 7' 25" West|
|(3) N-27B Spotted Isle||53º 30' 55" North||55º 45' 20" West|
|(4) N-26A Fox Harbour||52º 21' 50" North||55º 40' West|
|(5) N-26B La Scie||49º 59' 24" North||55º 33' 24" West|
|(6) N-22B Elliston Ridge||48º 36' 48" North||53º 2' 12" West|
An area of 20 to 25 acres will be required at each site and advance information indicates that private owners will be involved only at La Scie and Elliston Ridge. All other sites are believed to be located on Newfoundland Provincial Crown Land.
Would be kind enough to advise whether your government will grant permission to proceed with land surveys and construction of this project upon the same terms and conditions as applied to other Pinetree installations located in your Province. When property surveys have been completed you will be supplied with copies in order that consideration may be given to a formal reservation of the Provincial lands involved.
Your cooperation in the past in matters of this nature is sincerely appreciated.
Original signed by Ralph Campney