Post earthquake redevelopment of Christchurch will no doubt include some out of left field ideas. In 1906 some bright sparks were looking to build a canal and harbour for Christchurch. According to the details on the map they drew up the canal involved the construction of a mole from the entrance of the Avon Heathcote estuary and then ran through Woolston to wharves right beside Lancaster Park (AMI Stadium today). The proposed harbour basin featured at least six wharves.
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