Miners Bay is named for the gold miners who frequented this bay from 1858 through the gold rush years.
Miners Bay dock is a critical piece of infrastructure relied on heavily by tourists (the primary economic driver for Mayne Island) and islanders (the population of which has also risen nearly 40%).
While the island has had many iterations of a community dock over the past 145 years, new investment is required.
The project will include new decking, benches, and railings, a shelter for visitors including water taxi and float plane users, as well as signage and interpretive panels in a later phase. The project has strong community support with over 30 residents, businesses, and organizations backing the project through letters of support.
As a high-traffic area, the dock will continue to be used for several important transportation connectivity priorities. People arrive and depart from Miners Dock by private boats, water taxis and seaplanes. The water ambulances access the Island from here, there is commercial shopping with floating businesses, and it is a popular spot for recreational sightseeing.