On November 19, 1924, the Commissioners announced that Montsarrat and Pratley
of Montreal and J.B. Strauss of Chicago, operating under the name Montsarrat, Pratley & Strauss
, had been appointed as consulting engineers for the project.
In 1957, the National Harbours Board hired Dr P.L. Pratley as the consulting engineer for the project.
son, H.H.L. Pratley, took over and completed the job after his
father died in 1958.