Gravel Barge Ahoy!


The Port of Summerside was abuzz recently with the arrival of a large barge filled to capacity with gravel destined for Curran and Briggs, to be used in various local projects. A steady stream of gravel trucks lined up along the wharf, each awaiting its turn to be filled. No sooner was one truck filled, when another pulled up to take its place.

This one barge loaded with gravel, towed to Summerside by tugboat, would have taken over 50 trucks travelling from New Brunswick across the Confederation Bridge. The savings in time and transportation costs were immense.

Due to careful advance planning, no traffic difficulties were experienced or created by this massive undertaking. The unloading process went smoothly and according to plan, thanks to a great work crew and accommodating weather.