Phase 1 of Leonardtown Wharf floating dock is completed

By: David M. Higgins II

Leonardtown, MD- Late last week visitors and residents of Leaonrdtown who wandered down to the Wharf may have noticed the completion of Phase 1 of the floating dock.

The project was partially funded with a $199K grant from the Department of Natural Resources Waterway Improvement Program, and the remaining $399K by the Commissioners of Leonardtown. Phase 1 called for a 191-foot floating dock with a 40′ “T”-end dock and will serve transient boat traffic.

The dock can accommodate up to 9 boats, depending on the sizes.

Phase 2 will add another 120 feet, electric, and a water & pump-out station. The Town has applied for the Fiscal Year 2021 grant for this.

“This has been part of the long term plan for Leonardtown Wharf and we feel this will be another important economic development driver for the downtown.  There are no other boating facilities in Breton Bay and boaters will have access to our great shops and restaurants while docked at the Wharf”, says Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator.

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