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Salem Willows Pier update

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According to today's Salem News, the pier will be demolished this year

and a new one built probably within 2 years........

Oh boy........(I'll believe it when I see it)

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5 hours ago, unskunk said:

According to today's Salem News, the pier will be demolished this year

and a new one built probably within 2 years........

Oh boy........(I'll believe it when I see it)

They just need to build a metal pier of some sort. The wooden ones keep getting destroyed or rotted away.

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According to the article, they are unsure of the height of the new pier, which could affect its fishability.

 

They are considering making it 8 feet more narrow with it branching into a T at the end.

 

This will be the third year with no pier in Salem.  The other week the city council spent 2 hours debating the use of the term “manhole.” Because...priorities.

 

Edited by north-shore fisha

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The Harbor Master had warned everyone several years ago that fixing the existing pier was a losing proposition due to rising sea levels.  The pier will be built so long as the state funds exist.  Hopefully, the money provided by the state is the same DMF money that will require the pier to be used for fishing.   

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if it isn't used for fishing, its a gigantic waste of time and money.....

there's really no other use........

no boats use it......

they all, including harbor excursions, use pickering wharf.....

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On 6/13/2021 at 10:25 AM, unskunk said:

if it isn't used for fishing, its a gigantic waste of time and money.....

there's really no other use........

no boats use it......

they all, including harbor excursions, use pickering wharf.....

They had a floating dock connected to the pier that was for boats to tie up to.  It had a 20 minute limit and it was great for pulling up and grabbing a bite to eat.  

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28 mins ago, Shake-n-Bake said:

They had a floating dock connected to the pier that was for boats to tie up to.  It had a 20 minute limit and it was great for pulling up and grabbing a bite to eat.  

That float broke free and crashed against the rocks one year.  Rather than sue for negligence, the city relied on its casualty insurance (hello higher premiums and a lower payout).   This is why Salem can't have nice things. 

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oh, and by the way, you do know that parking meters will

be installed all the way to the soccer field, past Dead Horse

Beach and that what use to cost you 50 cents in the meter

will now cost you $1.50 !!!! yes TRIPLED.....

No more free parking gents.......

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Used to hop on the Peggy J there for the trip out to Grandma's cottage when I was  pup.

Truth told I'da been just as happy to spend the vacation on the pier. That saltwater taffy booth.....

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For those not afraid to walk, there may be some free parking in the hinterlands, and they may have a pass option.  People historically trashed the bathrooms, so the meters help keep them working and clean.  The additional meters will serve the city's budget, just like the additional meter maids. 

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