The spring and summer of 2005 saw the restoration of Lund’s historic boardwalk and waterwheel. The total cost of the project was $35,500, funding of $25,000 was contributed from Community Futures.
The remaining funds for the project came from the business community of Lund and the sale of engraved boardwalk planks, which was so popular that the planks quickly sold out. The boardwalk is now safe and creates an interesting stroll on the waterfront.
Tourists and community citizens now gather on the boardwalk at sunset to watch the busy harbour activity.
The waterwheel and mechanisms were rebuilt and reinstalled. The waterwheel once again turns and is an irresistible attraction on the waterfront providing a noncommercial point of interest for tourists.
The wheel house was converted into a staffed visitor booth which created a central place to dispense information about Lund’s attractions and services. By proximity, the visitor’s booth complimented the two new kiosk-style businesses that set up shop on the waterfront in Lund this year. By making visitors aware of other, less visible, services in Lund, many businesses were busier this year.