Public Landing Pier reopens after 10-month closure
WORCESTER COUNTY–The Public Landing Pier reopened to the public last week, after a 10-month closure. The pier was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012.
Rehak’s Contracting, LLC of Baltimore, repaired the pier at a total cost of $198,226.96, with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding of $44,395 and insurance settlement funds of $130,861.57 covering a majority of the needed repairs. Unobligated funds available in the Public Landing Bulkhead/Marina Project covered the remaining expenses.Public Landing, located at the end of Maryland Route 365 and approximately six miles east of Snow Hill, sits nestled along the Chincoteague Bay. Amenities at the lighted pier include benches, a picnic pavilion, boat moorings, swimming and crabbing.