Wooden finger piers being replaced at Manele Small Boat Harbor
MANELE, LANAI – A capital improvement project for the state Department of Land & Natural Resources’ Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation’s Manele Small Boat Harbor began on June 26. The project will include the removal of 11 existing wooden finger piers and installation of new aluminum-framed finger piers with slip-resistant, fiber-reinforced plastic decking, plastic lumber fendering and cleats.
During the project, no temporary moorings within Manele Small Boat Harbor will be available. The existing ADA-accessible finger pier at Slips 1 and 2 as well as the boat launch ramp will remain open throughout the duration of the project. The existing ferry pier at the harbor will also remain open.
The project is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 31, 2017. The project has been contracted to Sea Engineering Inc. for a cost of $789,799.
According to DLNR, this project will help improve user safety and provide improved boating access for recreational and commercial vessel operators.
The existing wooden finger piers have been deteriorating for many years and are in need of replacement.