DOCK WORK AT THE HARBOUR
City workers continued to remove old wooden docks and pilings from the water around the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club on Thursday. The old docks at the RHYC and Hamilton West Marina are being replaced with 450 new metal floating docks. The work should be completed by the spring sailing season. The project began last year with the replacement of the breakwall in the water off the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre. The breakwall helps calm the water in the area around the slips. In the photo below, pilings protrude from the water where an old dock has been removed.
The new floating docks arrive and are unloaded at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. A large heap of old pilings is seen on the dock in the background at left.
Wooden pilings from the old docks are removed from their moorings in the harbour using a cable attached to a backhoe.