Digger Dredge and Barge
There is a powerful trio attached to North Sailing’s jetty these days as mud and sand that has accumulated around the pier is now being removed. The reduced depth by the pier had already caused some trouble for the larger boats, especially at low tide, last summer.
The floating jetty that North Sailing now has for use, in front of Restaurant Gamli Baukur, was set up in 1999 due to a tremendous growth in numbers of whale watchers in Húsavík. Up to date almost 100 thousand passengers have embarked the company’s vessels from this pier but before its existence, facilities where unsatisfactory to say but a least.
In the wintertime this jetty is used by local fishermen but floating piers have the advantages over ordinary ones that they’re always at the same level as the boat attached to it.
The digger on top of the dredge digs dirt on to the dredger.
Náttfari, Knörrinn and Haukur at the jetty, early morning, summer 2001.