Federal govt. to spend $25,000 to repair two wharves in Placentia Bay
30 years ago From the Nov. 9, 1988 edition
The federal government will spend a total of $25,000 to repair to wharves in Placentia Bay. The money is being provided through the federal Harbour Revitalization Program. The projects were announced last week by John Crosbie, Minister of International Trade, on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Tom Siddon.
The amount of $10,000 will be used to repair the wharf at Arnold’s Cove. The project calls for repairs to the fendering system which protects the long liner wharf. Approximately 105 fishermen are based at Arnold’s Cove.
The federal government will spend $15,000 to repair and replace damaged and missing hardwood fenders on the wharf at Little Harbour East. Approximately 70 fishermen are based in this community.
“An efficient, well-maintained wharf is as necessary to fisherman as good vessels and gear,” said Mr. Crosbie. “This project is an example of our determination to meet this need.”