Howards Cove Wharf Upgrades

The marginal wharf #402 at Howards Cove Small Craft Harbour (SCH) is a Berlin Wall (concrete panel and steel H-pile) structure that has been partially re-constructed in phases over the past several years. The final phase of this reconstruction includes the
installation of a 25 meter section of Berlin Wall with a new concrete cap, located in the northwest corner of the wharf. The new Berlin Wall will be installed in front of the existing Berlin Wall structure. Steel H-piles will be driven directly in front of the existing wharf to secure the new concrete panels in place. Any void space between the new panels and existing panels will be filled with concrete. Minimal excavation of accumulated marine deposit will be required to "toe-in" the base of the new panels. The excavated material, anticipated to be less than 25m3, will be disposed of at a provincially approved facility. Steel H-piles will be driven into place to proper grade by a crane working from the existing wharf. The concrete panels will then be slid into place. Upon installation of the concrete panels, any void space will be filled with concrete and the panels will be topped with a continuous concrete cap, which will be poured in place. The final wharf components (ladders, wheel guard, etc.) will be installed after the concrete cap has cured.

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 at Howards Cove 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

    • 50 Wharf Road, off Route 14 in Cape Wolfe, Prince 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
  • Reference Number


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