Located in the Hamlet of Hall’s Harbour
Here for a copy of the HAHH User Agreement **
HARBOUR AUTHORITY OF HALL'S HARBOUR
3586 Hwy #359, Hall’s
RR#3, NS, BOP 1J0
Directors of the Harbour Authority of Hall’s
- K. Blair Simpson
- John Taylor
- Mark Taylor, Harbour Supervision
- Charles Skerry, Operations Manager
- Willis Moore
- Greg Sanford
- Don McGilchrist
- Randall Conrad
- Sylvia Skerry
Officers of the Harbour Authority of Hall’s
- Charles Skerry, Chair
- Charles Skerry, Vice-Chair
- Willis Moore, Treasurer
- Sylvia Skerry, Secretary
What is a Harbour Authority?
A Harbour Authority is an incorporated non-profit organization,
consisting of a volunteer board of directors that
lease property and facilities from Her Majesty The
Queen, in right of Canada as represented by the Minister
of Fisheries and Oceans and acting through the Regional
Director, Small Craft Harbours branch.
The objective of the Harbour Authority is to maintain,
manage and operate a public fishing harbour.
Harbour Authority Basics
The Harbour Authority is a corporate entity whose board
of directors has the capacity to contract and make
decisions on behalf of the corporation. The board
determines what services are provided at the harbour
and the associated fees. The board also decides upon
harbour rules of operation.
The Hall’s Harbour wharf was first built in 1836
and was maintained by the community. However, early
in the 1900’s the government took over ownership
and was fully responsible for its upkeep. This changed
in 1996 when the government decided they would share
that responsibility with the community through the formation
of Harbour Authorities. So on April l, 1996 the HAHH
came into existence with the signing of a lease with
Government of Canada, Fisheries & Oceans and Small
Craft Harbours Branch.
In signing the lease the Harbour Authority has taken
on the responsibility for the maintenance and repairs
to the harbour. All general operating expenses are the
responsibility of Harbour Authority.
In 1997, the middle 40-meter section of the West Wharf,
the main structure protecting the harbour collapsed.
Through time spent by the many volunteers, monies from
funding partners, assistance from DalTech, and the Katimavik
contribution resulted in this middle section being rebuilt.
The completion of rebuilding the 50-meter outer section
of the west wharf was completed in June 2003. This came
about again by monies contributed from many sources,
and many volunteers.
FACILITY USER RULES
- All Users must comply with applicable Federal
and Provincial Laws. Regulations and all Municipality
of the County of Kings By-Laws.
- All Users shall maintain proper conduct and
shall not damage or destroy property maintained
by the Authority.
- Vessels berthed along side of each other are
to keep a clear and unobstructed way to shore. Every
Captain is responsible to ensure vessels are properly
tendered and when leaving port to make sure vessels
outside are secure with two lines. The Authority
reserves the right to move, relocate, remove and
to enter vessels or other equipment to meet Harbour
operational requirements or to address emergency
- Dumping of fish offal, bait, garbage and debris
in the Harbour is prohibited at all times. Littering
is a violation of Federal Law.
- Fuel barrels, containers and debris are to
be removed immediately. It is illegal to store fuel
containers on the wharves. Bait barrels, traps,
boxes and any other equipment must be removed within
Forty-Eight (48) Hours. Local lobster fishers may
leave only lobster traps for two weeks before and
after the lobster season. The Authority will not
be responsible for any loss or damage, however The
Authority will not be responsible for any loss or
damage, however occasioned, to any gear or equipment
stored on Authority property. Clean-ups undertaken
by the Authority for or on behalf of a User will
be billed to that User at the rate of $25.00 per
hour or part thereof with a minimum charge of $25.00.
- Any damage to a wharf facility, oil spills
and inappropriate garbage disposal must be reported
to the Harbour Supervisor or any Authority Board
member. Environmental emergencies must be reported
by phoning 1-800-565-1633.
- Vehicle parking is permitted only in designated
areas. Fishing operations take precedence over wharf
space parking, particularly nearby the loading/offloading
- Only qualified persons will be authorized
to operate the Winch(s) and operating procedures
as required must be adhered to at all times.
- Speed limit for entering/exiting the Harbour
- Oil and Chemical Spill Reporting Centre : 1-800-565-1633
- Coast Guard-Search & Rescue: 1-800-565-1582
- Small Craft Harbors: 1-800-983-6161
Harbour Authority Contacts