Harbour users are reminded that applications for mooring for the 2017 season need to be returned to the Harbour Master by the end of December. Moorings will be allocated from the first week in January 2017.
A form can be downloaded from "Downloads" on the Ports Operartions section of the website. Harbour Forms are also available from the Harbour office or from the Harbour Master.
DHT consultants produced a 2015 conditional survey and report of all the Dunbar Harbours which identified that repairs to the Cromwell Harbour wall were needed as a priority.
The most important work was the grouting of the wall core at four locations and the strengthening of both sides of the parapets.
In 2015 A G Thomson of Dunbar made an important start to these repairs which were funded by Marine Scotland.
During 2016 further grants have been made by Historic Environment Scotland, Viridor Credits and Marine Scotland. Tenders were issued to three contractors during August and the successful contractor will be appointed in early October with works due to start on site in late October. Once this work has been completed the most sensitive parts of the Cromwell Harbour sea defences will have been repaired at a cost of over £140,000.
A G Thomson has cleared the area that is to be used for the Interpretation Hub on the Battery and archaeologists have recorded the original flagstones that formed part of the old fumigation room at the hospital.
The vaults behind have been opened up (and closed again for the time being) but two of the three rooms are in relatively good condition with their old fire-places.
The main contractor, Graeme Brown, is already well under way with the consolidation repairs to the walls. This is a dangerous building site and is to be avoided by the public while work is on-going.