Finger Dock Closure

Sayward Futures Society is obligated to have a wharf inspection every five years. The inspection was done over this Spring and we recently received the completed report, which determined that the lower finger dock and the breakwater pilings are in very poor condition and deemed a public safety hazard.

In consultation with the engineer Ralph Watts, from North Island Engineering, and Joe McAlister, from Tuff Marine Repairs,

THE FINGER DOCK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC AND BOAT MOORAGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

SFS is awaiting cost estimates on three options:

  1. Complete removal of the dock and breakwater;
  2. Repair of the existing dock and breakwater; or
  3. Replacing the dock and repairing the breakwater.

Once we receive the estimates, we will make a decision on proceeding.

In the meantime, in order to maintain public safety, we cannot provide moorage or pedestrian access to the finger dock. Moorage may be available at the nearby Small Craft Harbour.

Thank you for understanding. If you need additional information, please contact Sayward Futures Society.

 

Sue Poulsen
Chairperson, Sayward Futures Society