Canadian Treaty Series
E101686 - CTS 1971 No. 11
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE BY CANADA OF A LORAN-A STATION AT GRAY POINT, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Secretary of State for External Affairs of Canada to the Ambassador of the United States of America
OTTAWA, April 8, 1971
His Excellency Adolph W. Schmidt,
Ambassador of the United States of America,
I have the honour to refer to discussions between representatives of our two Governments concerning the proposed sale of Loran-A equipment by the United States to Canada and the construction by Canada of a Loran-A Station at Gray Point in the Province of British Columbia.
As a result of these discussions, it is now proposed that this sale and construction take place on the following terms and conditions:
(i) Construct a Loran-A Master Station at Gray Point, B.C. to operate in synchronism with the Loran-A Stations at Spring Island, B.C. and Biorka, Alaska.
(ii) Modify the Canadian Loran-A Station at Spring Island, B.C. so as to permit it to operate as a Loran-A slave of the new Gray Point Station in addition to operating as a Loran-A slave of the United States Coast Guard Loran-A Station at Point Grenville, Washington.
(iii) Share equally with the Government of the United States of America the cost of temporary communications facilities, for an estimated period of six months, required to establish the Loran-A rate between Gray Point and Biorka, Alaska.
(iv) Carry out the necessary mapping changes to Canadian Government published maps.
The Government of the United States of America will:
(i) Modify, at their expense, the United States Coast Guard Loran-A Station at Biorka, Alaska, so as to permit it to operate as a Loran-A slave to the Gray Point Station.
(ii) Sell to the Canadian Department of Transport, at a price to be negotiated, all necessary Loran-A equipment for the new station at Gray Point, and for the modification of the Spring Island Station.
(iii) Sell to the Canadian Department of Transport, spare parts, as required from time to time to permit continued operation of the Canadian Loran-A Station. In the event that stocks of spare parts are no longer available, the United States Coast Guard will provide engineering information which will enable the Canadian Department of Transport to have the parts manufactured on their behalf.
(iv) Share equally with the Government of Canada the cost of temporary communications facilities, for an estimated period of six months, required to establish the Loran-A rate between Gray Point and Biorka.
(v) Carry out the necessary mapping changes to the United States Government published maps.
(vi) Provide flight checking facilities to permit the initial accuracy check, the costs of which shall be shared equally by each Government.
Each Government will operate and maintain their respective Loran-A Stations aforesaid at their own cost and expense and will not remove or decommission the stations until the expiration of one year’s notice, in writing, by one party to the other, the notice by the Government of Canada to be given on or on behalf of the Minister of Transport and to be mailed addressed to the Commandant United States Coast Guard, Washington, D.C. 20591, at any of Her Majesty’s Post Offices.
I therefore have the honour to propose that, if the foregoing terms and conditions are acceptable to your Government, this Note, which is authentic in English and in French, and your reply to that effect, shall constitute an Agreement between our two Governments which shall enter into force on the date of your reply. This Agreement shall remain in force until July 1, 1971 and therefore until terminated by either party on one year’s notice in writing to the other.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Secretary of State for External Affairs
The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Secretary of State for External Affairs of Canada
OTTAWA, April 8, 1971
The Honorable Mitchell Sharp, P.C., M.P.,
Secretary of State for External Affairs,
I have the honor to refer to your Note ECT-369 of April 8, 1971, concerning the construction by Canada of a Loran-A Station at Gray Point in the Province of British Columbia, the operative paragraphs of which read as follows:
(See Canadian Note No. ECT-369)
On behalf of the Government of the United States, I have the honor to express my Government’s agreement with the proposal set forth in the note under reference and affirm that this note and the note mentioned above constitute an agreement between the two Governments.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Adolph W. Schmidt