Pilley’s Island | ‘Terminal’ Slated for Ferry Dock

The addition of a waiting area is good news for ferry-goers

Pilley’s Island | ‘Terminal’ Slated for Ferry Dock

According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government’s 5 Year Marine Infrastructure Plan, $28 million has been allocated for upgrades and enhancements to ferry terminals, wharves and ferry access roads. Over the next five years, $23.7 million will go to the “renewal and repair of wharves” and $4.3 million will be spent to upgrade ferry terminal areas.

2017-18 will see $8 million spent on ferry services infrastructure — waiting facilities and wharves. $13.5 million will go to ferry refits and maintenance.

A passenger waiting area has been slated to be placed at the Pilley’s Island ferry dock area this year. There are currently no facilities there for people waiting to take the ferry to or from Long Island or Little Bay Islands.

Work approved/slated for the Pilley’s Island wharf:

– Addition of waiting area with washroom access and seating
– Wharf light repairs
– Installation of shore power

ferry dock pilleys island april 2017
Ferry wharf at Pilley’s Island ~ Right now there are no facilities at all for travellers waiting for the ferry [Green Bay Feed photo, taken April 8, 2017]

Long Island residents have in the past campaigned hard for better facilities or to have a causeway built to bridge the short distance between Long Island and Pilley’s Island. Other islands in the area — Triton Island, Sunday Cove Island and Pilley’s Island — are all connected by causeways.

Read the 2017 Marine Infrastructure Plan CLICK/TAP HERE
Read the 2017 Infrastructure Plan CLICK/TAP HERE

[Top image: Green Bay Feed archive photo, ferry headed to Little Bay Islands, 2016]