Removal of Timber Fender Floats

This project comprises the removal of timber fender floats and associated cabling and rigging structures from the water. The floats were added to the canal at the time of commercial operation and have become natural wood debris over time, however they have deteriorated and are now posing risks to recreational activities in the canal. The floats are located in a few areas along the canal and will be permanently stored on the West End of North St. Mary's Island, at least 30 meters away from the water. The plan is to remove the floats and associated structures in their entirety using cranes and possibly other heavy equipment. The activities will occur outside of lock operating season. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

October 24, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
0, Hwy 627
PO Box 212
Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0

  • Location

    • Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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