Savage Harbour Wharf Reconstruction

The wharf pier (Structures #402/403/404) at Savage Harbour Small Craft Harbour (SCH) is a timber pile structure with a timber sheathing closed face and asphalt deck that is deteriorating in condition. In order to address this, SCH is proposing to re-construct structures #402/403/404 into a Steel Sheet Pile (SSP) structure. The existing structure will remain in place, with the new SSP being driven directly adjacent to the timber sheathing face of the existing wharf. The top of the new SSP will be approximately 1.5m higher than the current elevation of the wharf, which will allow for the SSP to be tied back (secured) over top of the current structure with minimal disturbance. The SSP will be driven into place by a crane working from the wharf. The space between the newly driven SSP and the current wharf face will be back filled with rock fill, as will the additional 1.5m between the top of the current structure and the concrete deck of the new structure. There is no excavation anticipated with the project and any construction demolition material (ie. existing timbers, wheel guards) will be disposed of at a provincially approved location. Once all SSP is driven and secured, and the footprint is backfilled with rock fill, the concrete deck will be poured and the wharf components (ie. wheel guards, ladders, electrical, etc.) will be installed.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
August 26, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to reconstruct wharf #402/403/404 at Savage Harbour and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritimes and Gulf Regions
Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • 3388 Savage Harbour Road (Route 218), Savage Harbour, Kings County (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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