Fed­eral govt. to spend $25,000 to re­pair two wharves in Pla­cen­tia Bay

30 years ago From the Nov. 9, 1988 edi­tion

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

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.”

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