Starting last November, a construction crew arrived in Bamfield to make a new dock. That crew just left this week, and West Bamfield is a different place. Well, the Coast Guard is anyway.
This was the point it was at near Christmas.
When I returned this week, They were almost done building the cement dock. It is apparently multi-purpose. One, it will add more dock for the Coast Guard, so they may not have to park the research vessels on the Government dock. Two, as a rigid (though floating) cement dock, it will may act partially as a wave break, protecting the up-inlet docks from storm surge and what not.
That was not all. In a separate project, the Coast Guard has demolished an 80 year old building.
The barges have left, but construction still appears to continue on the front ‘lawn’, where they will presumedly be replacing their old building in time.