MEDIA RELEASE September 28, 2018
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

SS MARINA LTD. is pleased to announce that construction has begun on an expanded all-new marina,
scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2019. The new marina at the head of Ganges Harbour on Salt
Spring Island will consist of a 5-meter wide outer dock anchored with an environmentally sensitive
flexible anchoring system, and a 3-meter wide main spine that will cover Money Makers Rock,
eliminating a boating hazard which has endangered many vessels over the years. The marina will be
certified as Clean Marine.
The new marina will accommodate a variety of boat lengths, up-to-date 30-amp and 50-amp electrical
service, potable water, and a mobile pump-out station. The boat launch will remain available to the
boating public throughout construction and beyond. Moby’s Pub and all upland retail will remain
open during the construction of the marina.
The existing marina will be closed for demolition on October 15. Marina Manager Lesley Cheeseman
is finding temporary homes for the resident boats remaining in the marina. The new marina will have
only 1200 linear feet dedicated to local boats, limited by parking regulations.
Dredging will take place following demolition, in preparation for the outer dock to be delivered and
installed in January 2019. The outer dock is being constructed on Vancouver Island by Mike Buttle
Services Ltd. Island Marine Construction on Salt Spring Island will build and install the main spine,
and all the inner docks, as well as oversee the project. John Roland, long-time Salt Spring resident and
Marine Surveyor has consulted on the design of the project since 2007.