Stonehaven Wharf Re-construction

The marginal wharf structure #404 at Stonehaven Small Craft Harbour (SCH) is a timber crib structure with a closed timber face and concrete deck. In order to address its deteriorating condition, SCH is proposing to install a new Berlin Wall structure (Steel H-piles and concrete panels) directly in front of existing crib structure #404. To accommodate the new construction, some components of the current wharf, including the concrete deck, portions of the timber crib work, and associated fill material, will be removed by an excavator working from behind the structure. The demolition debris (ie. timbers, concrete that must be removed to accommodate the new construction) will be disposed of at a provincially approved facility, while the fill material will be disposed in an on-site containment cell.

The new Berlin Wall will be installed one meter in front of the current wharf footprint. Prior to driving the steel H-piles, any marine deposit built up in front of the wharf will be excavated in order to toe in the base of the new concrete panels. The excavation will be approximately 2m wide and 0.5m deep for the entire 54.5m length of the structure. The excavated material, anticipated to be less than 100m3, will be disposed of in an on-site containment cell. Steel H- piles will be driven into place to proper grade by a crane working from the behind the existing wharf. The H-piles will be tied back (secured) to concrete anchor block buried in the back of the wharf. The concrete panels will then be slid into place. Upon installation of the concrete panels, the footprint will be backfilled with clean fill, then capped with a concrete deck. The final wharf components (ie. ladders, wheel guard, etc) will then be installed.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

May 13, 2022 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project Stonehaven Wharf Re-construction 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, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • Stonehaven Harbour is located on the Stonehaven Wharf Road, off of Route 11 in Stonehaven, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, on the southeast shore of Nepisiguit Bay. (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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