Pugwash Yacht Club Dredging and Waterlot Extension

East Side

Dredge an area, up to 1900 m2 , between an existing floating wharf and the shoreline at the Pugwash Yacht Club in Pugwash, NS (45.846944, -63.663611) using a long stick excavator operating above the ordinary high water mark. Dredge cut depths will range from 0 m to 2.0 m.  Dredged material will be disposed of in a newly constructed containment cell on site.

Install a temporary access road adjacent to the dredge area, perpendicular to the existing service area, which will be removed completely upon completion of the work. The dimensions of the road will not exceed 385 m2 below the ordinary high water mark and will be constructed using clean stone free of fines.

Construct a 50 meter x 25 meter (1250 m2 footprint below ordinary high water) containment cell along the shoreline where the existing service area adjoins the shoreline along Highway 6. Clean stone, free of fines, will be used to construct the containment cell with larger stone around the perimeter lined with geotextile before backfilling with dredged material.

Construct a 4.6 m X 4.9 m berm associated with fuel distribution. The fuel set up will be located on the existing land base and this berm will permit the required clearance from the ordinary high tide mark.

Infill an area of 23 m2 (using dredged material) along the existing service area to allow sufficient distance between the fuel tanks and the ordinary high water mark. Large stone, clean and free of fines, will be used on the perimeter of the infill area, which will be lined with a geotextile before being backfilled with smaller rock.

Dredged material left over after the construction of the slipway and berm will be used to add to the land base along the outer edge of the PWYC's water lot lease adjacent to the highway; no surplus dredged material will be disposed elsewhere in the marine environment.


West side

Create a slipway measuring approximately 4.2m x 18.2m. The base of the slipway will be armour rock. Top surface of the slipway will be concretes pads which will be constructed off site. Approximately 4.6 m of the slipway will lie beneath the ordinary high tide mark.

Expanded parking and dock and boat storage space measuring approximately 18m x 48m.   Parking will be expanded to include space for existing and new members, as well as parking and turnaround space for boaters utilizing the proposed public slipway. Space will accommodate dock and boat storage during the off season.


Latest update

The assessment is in progress.



Transport Canada
Melissa Ginn, Regional Environmental Advisor
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-351-3200 or 1-888-675-6863
Email: melissa.ginn@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Pugwash (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Pugwash Yacht Club
  • Authorities

    • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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