Blue-Green Algae

As many of you have noticed, there is a blue-green algae bloom that is currently affecting Hamilton Harbour and the marina.  The blue-green algae bloom, that has been present since early August, is expected to remain until December.  Blue-green algae can harbour a liver neurotoxin that can cause headaches, fever, diarrhea, nausea and rashes.  Individuals should avoid contact if possible, …

Harbour West Marina Breakwater & Haulout Update for September 14, 2018

City of Hamilton Update: The following report was received from the City of Hamilton today:  Quick update on the West Harbour Breakwater, based on discussions with the contractor, Kehoe Marine Construction, this morning. Crew arrived on site last Sunday evening and began dewatering the float tubes on the breakwater; Took delivery of floatation balls to be installed within the tubes …

Marina Amenities & Breakwater Update for August 11

Marina update. The engineer is still reviewing the pressure situation in the washrooms. The electrician was on site this past week to install additional cable hangers on the ramps and docks to support the electrical cables. He also checked on the areas where the loops of cable into the pedestals are a little long, and corrected them. He also installed …

Marina and Breakwater Update – August 4

Marina update, from Kropf. Kropf had an emergency come up at the end of last week, so had to divert the crew for the start of this past week. Jordan is trying to set up the crew to be back on site Tuesday. Jordan spoke to Rob (Groves) last week about having his guys take a look at those bathroom …

Harbour West Marina – Seasonal Job Postings

Marina Gas Dock Attendant The Hamilton Port Authority is currently looking for a seasonal Marina Gas Dock Attendant.   This position will run approximately to the end of October.  The Marina operates seven days per week, 8am – 8pm.  Attendants are expected to work on a shift rotation basis and must be available for all shifts (approximately 30 hours per week). …

Breakwater Update – August 1

The Kehoe crew was on site last week, July 26th,  to check on the breakwater and pump out two float tubes. This is the first time in approximately a month the tubes have had to be pumped out. The remainder of the breakwaters (still floating) are in serviceable shape, meaning they are providing the wave attenuation they were designed for. …

Amenities & Breakwater Update – July 20

Marina update, directly from Jordan Kropf. HVAC still to check the design for the dryer venting; once checked, it’ll be installed. The doors will be trimmed/adjusted at the same time the crew is on site for the dryer venting system. There are two fire pedestals remaining to be installed on B docks. The urinal flush valve issue is pressure related. …

Amenities and Breakwater Update for July 13

Marina update, directly from Jordan Kropf. The security fencing along the Iroquois dock has been installed. Dock fendering is all done. All the finger cover plates, etc. are in place. There’s one threshold plate still missing on B5. Temporary plate installed. Still need an HVAC to check the design for the dryer venting; once checked, it will be installed. The …

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Attenuation Wall, Docks & Amenities Update – July 6

MARINA DOCKS & AMENITIES UPDATE The ramp off the north end of the Iroquois Pier has been reattached. HPA to install security access pads. Security fence panels will be installed next week on the west side of the Iroquois Pier. Kropf has arranged for the carpenter to install dryer vents. The design for the venting has been completed; once checked by …

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Attenuation Wall, Docks & Amenities Update – June 29

DOCKS & AMENITIES UPDATE The dive team has raised the north ramp off the Iroquois Pier. Kropf’s barge was on site Monday and Tuesday and reattached it Tuesday afternoon. Kropf is setting up for the carpenter sub to install dryer vents and adjust/trim the doors. By the end of this week, Kropf advises that all the fingers will be reinstalled, with …