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Wharf work positive for town, says Twillingate mayor


Construction is well underway at the Boehner wharf in Twillingate. 

The project, headed by DFO Small Craft Harbours, for the Harbour Authority of Twillingate, began last spring. Since that time, the former structure has been removed and been replaced with a new boat launch, wharf and nine floating docks.

The harbour floor has also been completely dredged to 1.8 meters, ensuring that vessels will be able to come straight into Twillingate Harbour and sail up to the docks without any obstacles. In addition to this, new asphalt has been poured, and the wharf now has electricity and street lighting.

Twillingate Mayor Gordon Noseworthy said that the renovations, which have cost roughly $1 million dollars, will have a very positive impact on the town.

Noseworthy said Twillingate already sees it’s fair share of boating tourists, but often these tourists will dock at the Harbour Authority wharf. This has caused some challenges in the past, with people having to move their sailboats because it is the same marina that the long liners use to offload their catch.

The Mayor says that although tourists comment on how tidy and organized the marina is, the improvements to the Boehner wharf will take pressure off the Harbour Authority wharf and give them easier access to the town at a location that is within walking distance from many of the towns amenities such as the bank, grocery stores, art galleries, restaurants and more.

“Every place with a marina would like to have a set up like what Twillingate offers,” Noseworthy said. “Here, everything is available to the tourists once they tie up to the docks. No transportation needed, just step off the boat.”

So far the project seems to be on track and will hopefully be completed by the end of October. The Mayor noted that he understands how some residents may currently feel inconvenienced by the renovations. However, he is confident that the long-term benefits will prove to be very positive for both locals and tourists.

 

The project, headed by DFO Small Craft Harbours, for the Harbour Authority of Twillingate, began last spring. Since that time, the former structure has been removed and been replaced with a new boat launch, wharf and nine floating docks.

The harbour floor has also been completely dredged to 1.8 meters, ensuring that vessels will be able to come straight into Twillingate Harbour and sail up to the docks without any obstacles. In addition to this, new asphalt has been poured, and the wharf now has electricity and street lighting.

Twillingate Mayor Gordon Noseworthy said that the renovations, which have cost roughly $1 million dollars, will have a very positive impact on the town.

Noseworthy said Twillingate already sees it’s fair share of boating tourists, but often these tourists will dock at the Harbour Authority wharf. This has caused some challenges in the past, with people having to move their sailboats because it is the same marina that the long liners use to offload their catch.

The Mayor says that although tourists comment on how tidy and organized the marina is, the improvements to the Boehner wharf will take pressure off the Harbour Authority wharf and give them easier access to the town at a location that is within walking distance from many of the towns amenities such as the bank, grocery stores, art galleries, restaurants and more.

“Every place with a marina would like to have a set up like what Twillingate offers,” Noseworthy said. “Here, everything is available to the tourists once they tie up to the docks. No transportation needed, just step off the boat.”

So far the project seems to be on track and will hopefully be completed by the end of October. The Mayor noted that he understands how some residents may currently feel inconvenienced by the renovations. However, he is confident that the long-term benefits will prove to be very positive for both locals and tourists.

 

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