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Shrimpers delight in Beaufort dock's reopening

Shrimpers crowd the floating dock at Pigeon Point Landing on Saturday. The dock has reopened following repairs after a fisherman reported structural issues in August.
Shrimpers crowd the floating dock at Pigeon Point Landing on Saturday. The dock has reopened following repairs after a fisherman reported structural issues in August. sfastenau@beaufortgazette.com

Shrimp beware: The floating dock at Beaufort's Pigeon Point Landing is back open following repairs.

In August, a fisherman reported the dock at the end of Pigeon Point Road felt unsteady, and it was closed. The dock was shipped to a contractor for repairs.

The work cost about $25,000, which came from money the city budgeted for unexpected repairs. Significant boat wakes in the area could have caused structural problems over time, public works director Lamar Taylor said.

Recreational shrimpers toting cast nets crowded the dock this weekend after its return.

Follow reporter Stephen Fastenau at twitter.com/IPBG_Stephen.

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