While I fully support a working harbour and local industry I just can't see anyone wanting to buy a condo at Dockside Green, etc to wake up to crashing, banging, grinders, and perhaps some yelling and swearing from shipyard workers
We are renting there now. Our unit faces North and we are at the very North end of the shipyard so I can honestly say we really don't hear activity from there. What we do hear is the rock crusher at the materials yard on the other side of the harbour. The amount of sand, gravel, and aggregate coming in by barge and via demolition recycling (to be crushed) and then going out by dump truck to cement factories and other locations is truly impressive.
Regarding the shipyard noise, the two loudest noises I've heard from there during our walks along Harbour Rd. are 1) barge demolition (the banging is extremely loud), and 2) hull sandblasting. I think I recall reading in a Dockside community forum that barge demolition is no longer being done here. So that leaves sandblasting, which can be intensely loud. We had a retired neighbor friend who rented in the Southern building in a unit facing the shipyard while searching for a home to purchase. They ended up writing a letter to the shipyard regarding the sandblasting noise and needless to say it hastened their home search. Our new Promontory condo unit also faces the shipyard so I'm thankful for physics and sound intensity's inverse square law.
Edited by Gary H, 16 January 2014 - 04:55 PM.