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Fishing and Historic Vessel Pier open at Williams Wharf

The Mathews Land Conservancy, owners of Williams Wharf Landing in Mathews, held a Foundation Celebration on Sept. 29, offering the public the view from the first floor of the new William F. and Catharine K. Owens Water’s Edge Center.

At the same time, the organization opened the new Fishing and Historic Vessel Pier, which is a 100’ T-head pier located on the western side of the wharf area. The fishing pier, which will also be available for visiting historic vessels, such as the Godspeed of Jamestown, is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Fishing licenses are required and the public is asked to adhere to all Wharf guidelines while on the property, a release said.

A public floating dock has been installed for persons who wish to launch non-motorized watercraft, including kayaks, canoes, rowing shells and stand-up paddleboards, the MLC news release said.

Construction of the new facility is underway with the next phase expected to begin soon. This phase include...

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