Launching rates at Silver Islet are $5. for kayaks and canoes, $10.for power boats. Overnight mooring rate is $1.25/ft. cash and availability is on a first come first served basis. The only transient docking space at this time is on the outside of the main dock. Note: it can get quite lumpy depending on the winds. Pay envelopes are available at the top of the launch ramp.
For further information contact the Harbour Master at firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Islet Dock and Harbour
NEWS RELEASE JUNE 2021
Government of Canada reopens Silver Islet Small Craft Harbour on Lake Superior following essential rehabilitation work
Thunder Bay, Ontario - Local harbours are an essential part of communities across Canada. On our coasts and inland waters more than 5,000 volunteers dedicate their time and energy to assist with the operations of small craft harbours. Small Craft Harbours is a nationwide program run by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that helps keep our harbours safe and accessible to all fish harvesters and other community members for recreational use. DFO recognizes the importance of volunteers who work hard to provide harbour users with secure, accessible and functioning facilities.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North and Minister of Health, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced that the Silver Islet Small Craft Harbour on Lake Superior is now open to the public following a major rehabilitation project.
The Silver Islet Small Craft Harbour is located approximately 90 kilometres southeast of Thunder Bay and is accessible through Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. In the past, the harbour was used by the fishing industry, boaters, kayakers, and was home to a variety of recreational activities. For safety reasons, the Silver Islet Small Craft Harbour was closed in 2013. As Silver Islet is designated a recreational harbour, DFO intends to transfer ownership to a local non-profit group, the Silver Islet Harbour Association.
On behalf of DFO, Public Services and Procurement Canada awarded the contract to Tom Jones Corporation in the amount of $2.83M. This construction project replaced the harbour’s existing timber wharf structure, repaired the rubble mound breakwater, repositioned the launching ramp, and added a header dock inside the breakwater. This rehabilitation work makes this harbour safe and accessible to boaters and other users.
There are many new and exciting changes that come with this development and the details about how the Dock and Harbour will operate are currently being worked out by the Silver Islet Harbour Association. This information will be posted on this site once the information has been finalized and becomes public.
In the meantime please contact us using the contact form provided on the site.