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Kingston waterfront news: June 2007

LAKE ONTARIO PARK BEACH is closed due to high E. coli levels (from The Whig Standard).

The Health Unit website? Lame.

We have more on Kingston's rock and sand beaches

Posted June 30 2007
Category: Beaches

Don't miss the 80-page special section titled "UNLOCKING THE RIDEAU" in today's Whig Standard.

You can also download a 13 Mb, 80-page.PDF version of the insert and watch slide-show packages on The Whig-Standard Website.

In a word: WOW. It's a keeper. Go out and buy a print version of today's Whig.

Posted June 30 2007
Category: History

DAY DOCK CHARGES in effect during July and August at Confederation Basin. It's $3 for the first two hours and $1 per hour after that, for a maximum of $8 per day.

No mention of this yet on the City's Marinas or Flora MacDonald Confederation Basin web pages.

Posted June 30 2007
Category: Marinas
Posted June 28 2007
Category: History

MetalCraft Marine on FOX News: NEW MILWAUKEE FIRE BOAT PUT INTO SERVICE EARLY.

Posted June 25 2007
Category: Working waterfront
Posted June 24 2007
Category: History

NOTHING ABOUT BEACHES ON THE HEALTH UNIT WEBSITE.

But their website claims they inspect beaches. Just don't assume they make results available or anything.

The Whig today has a beach safety news story and, apparently, the local beach safety story is good for now. Perhaps one must phone? Better call during business hours, Monday through Friday, because otherwise they are closed.

Posted June 23 2007
Category: Beaches
Posted June 20 2007
Category: The environment

HERE ARE PHOTOS OF THE ALEXANDER HENRY ON THE MOVE taken this morning, on the divenutz Flickr page.

Work started shortly before 5:30am, and the whole event passed smoothly with absolutely no excitement. By 7am, the ship was securely moored in the dry dock and work was beginning to draw the caisson back across its entrance.

See also preparation coverage in The Whig.

Posted June 15 2007
Category: Marine Museum

A NEW 65-TON CRANE FOR COLLINS BAY MARINA.

Wow.

Marine service on the Kingston Ontario waterfront will benefit from this massive crane for Collins Bay Marina

Posted June 13 2007
Category: Working waterfront

OPEN GATE: Mike Hill, of the most excellent CFB Kingston Dolphin Scuba Club blog, reports:

Here's a rare view of the Henry looking North and towards the dry dock she is likely to make her home later this week.

The missing object - the barrier caisson - moved aside earlier today to allow the move to take place.

The shot was taken in early evening from a returning dive charter...

Posted June 13 2007
Category: Marine Museum

Today in the Whig: REPORT ON THE BLOCK D PARK PUBLIC MEETING which was sparsely attended.

UPDATE:: THE FIRST PROPOSED DESIGN is now posted on the City Website.

A concept diagram for a new park on the Kingston Ontario waterfront, at the Block D site

Posted June 13 2007
Category: Block D

ALEXANDER HENRY ALLOWED TO MOVE. The permission process took way too long.

Updated: The move into the dry dock now looks to probably happen FRIDAY June 15th starting at 5:00 AM. Call the Museum at (613) 542-2261 to offer help.

Background here.

Posted June 12 2007
Category: Marine Museum

FINALLY BETTER IMAGES OF KINGSTON IN GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE EARTH!

It's not the closest zoom-level available, but close. So far it only covers between the airport to the West, CFB Kingston to the East, Marysville to the South, but it goes all the way North to the sourthern-edge of Frontenac Park.

The imagery appears to be from a weekend morning in summer of 2004.

Kingston Ontario waterfront now in higher resolution in Google Maps

Posted June 11 2007
Category: The region

BLOCK "D" PARK OPEN HOUSE WILL ADDRESS DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT PARK.

The City of Kingston is holding a public open house as part of a process to develop a plan for the waterfront park on downtown's Block D. The meeting is being held Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the second floor of Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Plan exhibits, presentations and break-out groups are on the agenda. After the meeting the plans will also be accessible on the City of Kingston website and comments can be submitted via . For more information about the public meeting, contact Kristine Hebert, Planner, Culture and Recreation, at telephone: 613-546-4291, ext. 1256.

Posted June 8 2007

NOW PUSHBACK against the Wolfe Island Wind Project, via CKWS-TV.

It's one thing to have issues that just can't be mitigated, like the Big Sandy Bay Wetland, for example. But it's quite another to whitewash them, which is being implied.

Posted June 6 2007
Category: The environment

$175,000 to move the Alexander Henry forward a few yards, from the Marine Museum Wharf to the Marine Museum Drydock.

Mostly, it's deferred maintenance.

UPDATE: More details here

THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT for the Wolfe Island Wind Project is now online.

It looks like the cable will land in Sand Bay on the Kingston side, and won't be going through Paterson Park Shoal as many had feared.

Paterson Park Shoal is one of our prime windsurfing wave sailing spots.

Posted June 4 2007
Category: The environment

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