McAuleys Shore Wharf 401 and 404 Reconstruction

Wharf structure #401 (referred to as the head block) at McAuley's Shore Small Craft Harbour has fallen into a state of disrepair. It is a timber pile structure with a closed timber fender face and a timber deck. In order to address its deteriorated condition, DFO-SCH is planning to remove the head block and replace it with an armour stone structure with a rock deck to provide access for land-based dredging. The footprint of the existing head block measures approximately 10 meters wide by 17 meters long. The footprint of the new armour stone structure will be approximately 14 meters wide by 21 meters long in order to accommodate for the slope on the newly installed stone. The footprint of the structure will be expanded by approximately 80 m2.

In addition to the head block removal, DFO-SCH is planning to reconstruct wharf structure #404. It is a steel H-pile structure with timber wales and timber sheathing face with a gravel deck that is deteriorating in condition. This structure will be replaced with a new Berlin Wall structure (steel H-piles and concrete panels). The back side of wharf structure #404 is combined into structure #602, an armour stone shoreline protection structure. The stone protection will be "topped up" as part of the project activities, however the footprint of structure #602 will not expand into the water. The completed structure #404 will be topped with a gravel deck. The footprint of the project area encompassing structures #404 and #602 is approximately 400m2. The project components will increase this footprint by approximately 10m2.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

March 24, 2022 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Determination after evaluation of the project to reconstruct wharf 401 and 404 at McAuley’s 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

    • 522 McAuley's Shore Road in Mount Buchanan, Queens County, at the mouth of the Pinette River estuary. (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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