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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.