For longer than most people on the island can remember, the wooden platform to the right of the Ferry dock has been in disrepair. Boards gone, water washing over the dock – made tying up a tender or dingy difficult.
But over the weekend, things got better. Thanks to about a dozen volunteers organized by the St. John chapter of the Chamber of Commerce.
"Dan Boyd has been amazingly gracious and generous and supervised the repairs, said Kate Norfleet, the chapter's founder said at waterside Saturday morning. "John Russell is making a very generous contribution towards materials and many other people are contributing much to make this happen," she added.
Several restaurants including contributed sandwiches and water for the workers and Morgan's Mango kicked in for the after-work beers.
The other dinghy dock, seen from the St. John Spicecam, and damaged by a hurricane last year, is still unrepaired. The owner of Wharfside Village, Ed McKenzie, told the St. John Source a crew of his workers will start repairing the other dinghy dock Monday morning, He estimated his cost at about $1,000.