Longspur (Lang Lake) - Wharf Reconstruction

Longspur (Lang Lake) – Wharf Reconstruction

Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) are proposing to demolish the existing timber wharf at Longspur (Lang Lake) SCH and replace the structure with a new concrete launch ramp and separate crib/gangway structure.

The existing timber wharf has come to the end of its functional life and will be removed with a combination of hand tools and heavy equipment. Reusable materials will be salvaged and stockpiled in a designated location on shore. All other demolished materials will be disposed of at a licensed facility.

A new timber frame crib will be placed in the water to support an aluminum gangway anchored on a concrete pad on shore. The approach to the shoreline will be shaped using clear stone to create a subgrade for a concrete ramp. The upper out of water section of the ramp will be cast in place concrete. The in-water sections of the launch ramp will be built with pre-cast concrete panels likely installed by an excavator. The new infrastructure will fall within the footprint of the existing wharf.

Given the timing we will have the contractor implement a silt/sediment curtain for the duration of the project.


Latest update

July 25, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Fisheries and Oceans Canada - August 31, 2023
1 Longspur (Lang Lake) - Wharf Reconstruction - June 23, 2023


Small Craft Harbours - Ontario & Prairie Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Chris McDermid, Environmental Advisor
501 University Cresent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6
Telephone: 431-335-7530
Email: chris.mcdermid@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Longspur (Lang Lake) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours, Ontario & Prairie Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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