The pier at Lighthouse Cove is getting a makeover

Flooding at Lighthouse Cove. February 25, 2018. (Photo by Matt Weverink).

The Town of Lakeshore will soon take full ownership of the federal pier in Lighthouse Cove.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will transfer ownership to the town after $860,000 in construction and upgrades are finished. The town negotiated remedial work on the pier and boat launch as part of the transfer agreement at no cost to the town. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will install steel sheet piling around the pier and boat launch, repair the boat launch, install new safety ladders, replace fenders around the pier, repair the concrete wall along the river, install new granular base, and asphalt the deck.

‚ÄúThese upgrades and enhancements will ensure the Lighthouse Cove pier is in optimum condition when the town assumes ownership and will be available for public use for many years,” Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain stated.

Construction and repairs to the pier should begin shortly pending weather.

The town said portions of the pier may not be accessible during construction.