Minister Hutchings opens new small boat basin in Norris Point

The Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Gudie Hutchings, officially opened a new small boat basin in Neddies Harbor, Norris Point, last week.

photo courtesy of Norris Point Harbor Authority

The $3.2 million climate-resilient infrastructure project included:

construction of a new treated timber crib marginal wharf and finger pier;

  • a launchway;
  • two floating docks;
  • armour stone breakwater;
  • an exterior laydown area with a storage/electrical building;
  • as well as habitat replacement and monitoring.

Norris Point, nestled along the rugged shores of Bonne Bay, stands as a testament to our enduring heritage and the importance of the fishery in the Long Range Mountains. With our roots deeply intertwined in fishing and hospitality, this investment helps ensure this magical area, with rich traditions, continues for generations to come,” said Hutchings.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) operates and maintains a national system of 949 harbors to provide commercial fish harvesters and other harbor users with safe and accessible facilities.