The boathouses are being replaced with more stable uncovered slips. This will is a multi year project due to the time commitment to build and the huge cost. Last year, it was boathouse "A" that was replaced as the ice ripped it apart. This year, it could have easily been boathouse "F" but in the end, it was "E". The remains of "E" is now resting patiently beside the barge's usual dockspace.
Staff are now juggling between the priorities of dismantling the old "E", launching/installing the new "E", doing repairs on "F" and getting client docks back in place at their cottages.
Of course boat launching still continues and is in the capable hands of our mechanic. All is taking more time that we would like as the weather is an ongoing factor in our progress for safety reasons. Very few boats have been launched so far, the poor weather conditions being one reason, the other being repairs to slips. Boats cannot go into slips until we know repairs have been done and they are safe.
The changeover of old to new has caused some delay in use of slips, delays that slip users are not accustomed to. It's an unfortunate inconvenience just like the roadwork we all hate every spring.
The photos below are taken from the end of "D" and show the current state of "E" (non existent at the moment) and the second pic is of "F".