The work barge which was at Gravelly Bay last week was at Shingle Spit yesterday. Maybe it got blown across Lambert Channel in the tremendous storm we had Sunday night. Naah.... that was a southeaster. Actually, I believe both docks are being renovated at the same time.
Quote from the recent Term-3 prelim submission report:
It is anticipated that the construction of the new berth will be completed in October 2011. In order to reduce the route shutdown time and minimize the impact to operations, the marine structure replacements at Hornby Island have been aligned with the planned replacement of the shore-based marine structures at the Denman East terminal
It also says that both projects will be completed by October 2011. That's a long project.
...and at the end of it, the docks will be able to accommodate the Quinitsa, which will be moving if BC Ferries decides to go ahead with the cable ferry. Pretty odd, really; a 50 car ferry to Denman Island, and a 45-50 car ferry to Hornby. It just means that in the summer, instead of, say, westbound traffic piling up at Denman West and Shingle Spit, it will all pile up at Denman West because of increased capacity on the Hornby run.
Post by Low Light Mike on Dec 28, 2010 8:50:18 GMT -8
Karl has given me permission to post some photos from his Facebook albums. - I've adjusted the contrast & colours a bit, and here are some of his photos relating to this thread: -------------------------------
Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 19, 2011 11:18:11 GMT -8
Some more specifics on the construction tender for Shingle Spit and Gravelly Bay: - tenders advertised yesterday on the BCFS website.
90689/90690 Hornby Island & Denman Island East Berth Rebuilds.
In general, work shall consist of: The demolition of two berths and their respective reconstruction. At each terminal, the following work in general is required.
Hornby Island . Demolition of the trestle, abutments, towers, ramp, apron, wingwalls and line dolphins . Supply and Installation of new structures to replace the demolished ones including active lift hydraulics . Electrical upgrades
Denman East . Demolition of the ramp abutment, ramp, apron, towers and wingwalls . Supply and Installation of new structures to replace the demolished ones including active lift hydraulics . Electrical upgrades
I'll be there next Thursday or Friday, so I'll report in...
Are you saying that you're the "Official W.C.F.F. Field Reporter", because I foresee a fight if you are. ;D
Ahem, might you be considering revoking my rank? Well then, we might have a little issue on our hands here... Meet me under the berth 5 ramp at Tsawwassen. Tomorrow. 21:30. We can, well, um, 'deal' with things there... ;D
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2011 19:43:32 GMT -8 by lmtengs
so anyone have any new photos of the construction going on at hornby island and denman east?
According to one of the Hornby crew, the barge that was onsite at the terminals last fall did virtually nothing other than some basic maintenance. There is nothing going on now, and no sign of anything having been done. The plan is still to replace the forty year old Shingle Spit structure, right back to the waiting room. Only a couple of dolphins will be retained.
No progress to report, and no work vessels present, at the decrepit Shingle Spit dock.
Wow, a good hard landing, and it looks like you could knock that entire thing down! I'm surprised they didn't do minor repairs to the berth over the years, like replacing boards in the dolphins as they rotted out.
Work has now begun in earnest at Shingle Spit, with pilings being driven. I'm such an incredible bozo with cameras, I wouldn't want to tell you why this was the only shot I ended up getting as I left yesterday. Out of view to the left of the barge are three new pilings, well away from the existing dock, which leads me to believe the new structure will have a different orientation- facing straighter out from shore.
Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 30, 2011 8:19:35 GMT -8
Service notice for the Autumn-2011 closure of the docks at Gravelly Bay and Shingle Spit.
Posted Saturday, July 30, 2011 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Denman-Hornby Temporary Route Closure and Open House Sessions
As Denman East (Gravelly Bay) and Hornby Island (Shingle Spit) terminal modifications progress through the summer and autumn, BC Ferries is now advising of the dates that service on the Denman-Hornby route will be temporarily suspended:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 – Monday, November 7, 2011
During this period, foot-passenger service will be available for all customers wanting to travel between Denman and Hornby Islands. As well, a tug-and-barge service will be available for commercial customers, who will be required to reserve their desired sailing. Details on how to make a reservation will follow at a later date.
BC Ferries will be hosting public open houses on both islands to provide information about the terminal improvements, the alternative service plan and to answer any questions. These events will be held as follows:
•Denman Island: August 31 and September 29, 7 pm to 9 pm at the Seniors Hall (1111 Northwest Road)
•Hornby Island: September 1 and 28, 7 pm to 9 pm at the New Horizons Centre (on Sollans Road)