Project: Fisheries Museum Wharf


Northumberland Fisheries Museum Wharf, Pictou Waterfront

In 2006 C.J. MacLellan & Associates designed and tendered the construction of the new Northumberland Fisheries Museum Wharf located on the Pictou Waterfront.  This was


Phase I of a new museum project.  The construction consisted of approximately 52m of marginal wharf and a 18m x 38m finger pier totalling about 1400 m² of wharf structure.

Following the geo-technical investigation it was determined that a pile structure be used be built.

The design team worked closely with the Northumberland Fisheries Museum and Heritage Association (NFMHA) as it was important to perceive the historic look of the initial waterfront as this project neighboured the Ship Hector Quay.  The design and development of the wharf infrastructure was intended to function as a wharf and also house the new museum facility. Provisions for electrical, telephone, water and sewer were also made during construction of the wharf.


Continuous liaison with DFO, Canadian Coast Guard, NSDNR and NSEL on this project was required to maintain the condition of the approvals.

Following the driving of the treated timber piles, reinforced concrete pile caps were installed.  The finished surface of the wharf

included treated timber decking for the board walk area plus reinforced concrete deck under the proposed museum and light house footprints.

The project was completed for $553,000.

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