Fed­eral fund­ing for small craft har­bours

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A mar­ginal wharf in Post de Grave will be get­ting an up­date in the com­ing months af­ter an an­nounce­ment was made Satur­day, Dec. 7 in Port de Grave by Fed­eral Fish­eries Min­is­ter Gail Shea.

Shea an­nounced $1.6 mil­lion in fund­ing for small craft har­bours, one of which is Port de Grave, to a small group of port au­thor­ity mem­bers and Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Har­bour Au­thor­ity build­ing.

A dis­play poster of the Port de Grave project was placed be­side the win­dow in­side the Har­bour Au­thor­ity, ex­plain­ing the specifics in­volved.

“The project will in­clude a re­con­struc­tion of a 36 me­tre por­tion of mar­ginal wharf. The new 36-me­tre treated tim­ber crib­work wharf will be com­plete with a 250 mil­lime­tre thick re­in­forced con­crete deck.”

Shea said the money comes from a fed­eral con­tin­gency fund that al­lo­cates ad­di­tional funds where needed.

Some $16.6 mil­lion was orig­i­nally in­cluded for core har­bours in the prov­ince for 2013, in­clud­ing a $233,000 wharf re­pair project that was com­pleted in Port de Grave ear­lier this year.

Port de Grave will not be the only project in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion.

Old Per­li­can has al­ready be­gun a basin dredg­ing project. Ten­ders closed Nov. 26, but a con­tract has not yet been an­nounced. It is ex­pected to cost be­tween $250,000 and $500,000, as per the gov­ern­ment buy and sell web­site.

Other projects an­nounced were ar­mour pro­tec­tion re­pairs in Sav­age Cove on the North­ern Penin­sula as a re­sult of storm dam­age and a deck re­place­ment, and wharf re­pairs at Her­mitage on the south coast of the is­land.

Al­though not an­nounced by Shea, a news re­lease also in­cluded two ad­di­tional projects — chan­nel re­dredg­ing at Branch on the Cape Shore and slip­way re­pairs in Lour­des on the west coast.

Shea was vis­it­ing the prov­ince last weekend to make two an­nounce­ments — the small craft har­bours fund­ing and a $500,000 an­nounce­ment for the At­lantic Seal De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion pi­lot project to man­u­fac­ture new seal meat prod­ucts — and tour­ing some of the small craft har­bours, in­clud­ing Port de Grave and Har­bour Grace.

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