Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae has been identified by the City of Hamilton in the western harbour. Blue-green algae can harbour a liver neurotoxin that can cause headaches, fever, diarrhea, nausea and rashes.  Individuals should avoid contact if possible, and wash with clean water as soon as possible after coming into contact with the water. The algae blooms are related to high levels of nutrients in the …

High Water Update

High water levels are expected to continue on Lake Ontario over the next 1 to 3 weeks. Please be advised that water levels on the pier may fluctuate up to 1.5 ft. due to a phenomenon called a seiche. Quick and drastic changes in water level can occur, be prepared when heading to your vessel the water may be higher …

Harbour West Hamilton boat slips

Bring your boots!

Please be advised that due to the high water levels, both the James and Iroquois Piers have been impacted. Both entrances are currently submerged under water, and may be slippery so please use appropriate caution when entering the marina locations, including waterproof/slip-resistant footwear and PFDs. Based on the weather forecast, we are anticipating this to be short term in nature. …

Port Partner Profile: Macrae Marine

Harbour West Marina is pleased to partner with Macrae Marine. Located at the edge of Harbour West Marina’s state-of-the-art boat storage facility, Macrae Marine offers complete seasonal haul and storage programs along with yacht maintenance capabilities. The 4,500 square foot facility is complete with two large overhead doors, fully accessible by Harbour West’s marina equipment. The addition of Macrae Marine’s …

Marina Breakwater Update

Message from the City of Hamilton, Waterfront Development Office: As previously reported, Riggs Engineering completed a preliminary design in December, showing a cross sectional view based on 1016 mm diameter floatation pipes and a rectangular wave attenuator. Since then, Kehoe Marine Construction and Riggs Engineering have carried out physical model tests at the Queen’s University hydraulics laboratory. These tests were …

Seasonal Employment Opportunity

Marina Gas Dock Attendant The Hamilton Port Authority’s (HPA) Harbour West Marina is recruiting for seasonal Gas Dock Attendants The Marina operates seven days per week, 7am – 8:30pm.  Attendants will be expected to work on a rotation shift basis and must be available to all shifts (approximately 30 hours per week). The Gas Dock Attendant’s primary focus is to …

Winter News

Although winter is now in full effect, we are busy looking forward and getting ready for boating season. In case you are dreaming of summer this week, here are a few updates that might be of interest: Breakwall: The City of Hamilton has provided an update on the plans and timing going forward for repair and replacement of the wavebreak …

Breakwater Update – January 2019

CITY OF HAMILTON UPDATE Hamilton West Harbour Marina Breakwater Update Riggs Engineering completed a preliminary design in December, showing a cross sectional view based on 1016 mm diameter floatation pipes and a rectangular wave attenuator. Kehoe Marine Construction and Riggs Engineering have carried out physical model tests at the Queen’s University hydraulics laboratory. These tests were undertaken from December 17 …

Toronto International Boat Show

Stop by and visit us at the Toronto International Boat Show January 18-27 Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place We’re at booth 1746! http://www.torontoboatshow.com/

Sharing Our Harbour

Save the date! Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:00PM Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, 555 Bay Street North, Hamilton More details to follow…