Work begins on Town of Gore Bay’ marina expansion project this week

Work crews removed the old docks at the Gore Bay marina earlier this week, as part of the phase one work of the marina expansion project.

GORE BAY – Phase one of the Town of Gore Bay marina expansion project was initiated this week.

“Work on the marina expansion project in Gore Bay will begin (this) week,” said Mark Langille, Sudbury infrastructure manager with Exp, told the Recorder in an interview last week. 

Gore Bay Mayor Dan Osborne explained phase one of the marina expansion project includes removing the existing shore connections at piers one and two at the marina, installing a sheet pile wall at the main deck access platform and associated wood decking; installing new shore connections and removing the old Okeechobee docks at piers three and four, replacing them with new floating docks and all associated water and electrical; and removing the old docks at Fish Point and replacing them with new floating docks and associated water and electrical (piers nine and 10). 

In total there will be approximately 36 new slips, the majority at piers nine and 10. 

The town had received a donation from a private donator to carry out phase one of the project. At a meeting in July, Gore Bay council had passed a motion and gave its approval from among three tenders to award the contract to Build North Construction at $1,959,191.29 to complete the work. As well, Exp. will be the engineer and manage the project.

”One aspect of the work to be carried out is replacing the existing docks—which are basically at the end of their useful life,” said Mr. Langille,  who noted, that “phase one of the expansion project will be completed by the end  of October.”