August 24, 2008

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Pier Update

As reported earlier, the Aquarium at Fort Fisher is considering building a new 1,000' concrete pier at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. The town of Carolina Beach is obviously excited about this proposal and is actively working with the aquarium to bring this proposal to fruition. In addition to the pier at Carolina Beach, The NC Aquarium is building two other similar piers at Nags Head and Emerald Isle.

To give you a general idea of what the Carolina Beach pier might look like, above is an updated artist rendering of the pier house to be constructed at Nags Head.

Although this project is still in the discussion phase and completion would be years out, it is exciting to see the town's potential begin to evolve! And as we look ahead, we must extend major kudos to all the parties who are today, working tirelessly to make this project a reality for Carolina Beach's future.

Here are some of the activities the Aquarium foresees with their educational fishing piers:
• Fishing
• Conservation workshops
• Beach explorations
• Sleepovers
• Science camps
• School programs
• Kayak excursions
• Surfing instruction
• Data collection
• Research

And here are the primary features of the constructed piers:
• 1,000 feet long
• Storm-resistant
• Concrete pilings
• Timber decking
• Exhibits
• Classrooms
• Event rooms
• Beach access & parking
• Bathhouses

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