As a resident home owner in Sidney since 1992, I have seen large ships tie up at the federal government dock at the end of Beacon Avenue. These were always interesting events as fishing vessels, tourists yachts or educational sailing ships tied up here. Then this dock was declared unsafe and repairs were made to pilings and decking.
I expected everything would return to the situation it was before but this was not to be. The area is now closed to cars and no ships of any size are allowed to tie up.
In my opinion this most recognizable point in Sidney should not only be utilized by artists, but also by fishermen, tourists, naval vessels and mini cruises. This could probably be achieved if the federal, provincial and local governments worked together on this.
A working dock in Sidney could mean a tourist attraction and a real boost to the Peninsula.