Breakwater Reconstruction at Skinners Cove Small Craft Harbour, Pictou County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake a breakwater reconstruction project at Skinners Cove Harbour, located in the area of Melville near River John in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The reconstruction will consist of the use of heavy equipment such as excavators and haul trucks working from the existing breakwater and cribwork wharf structure as it is being reconstructed.

 

The existing timber crib wharf forming the western side of the east breakwater structure will be demolished and removed. A new timber crib wharf will be constructed in approximately the same footprint with a reinforced concrete slab deck at an elevation of +3.5 meters above chart datum. The new structure will be approximately 47.15 m long and 4.6 m wide, and mooring cleats, ladders and an ice shield will be installed on the northern side. The breakwater structure will be reshaped and extended further into the waterbody, increasing the current footprint by 519 m2. Geotextile will be installed over a core stone base and then overlaid with filter stone and armour stone to a top elevation of +5.5 m. The gravel approach will be raised and reshaped to tie into the new armour stone breakwater. Wherever possible, stone removed during the initial stages of the work will be reinstated on the new structure.


Disclaimer

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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

November 5th, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Contacts

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Skinners Cove SCH is located in Melville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and can be accessed by branching from Hwy 6 and following New Road until egressing onto the wharf approach road. (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-10-05
  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83069

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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