Piney Point Project ‘Moving Right Along’


September 2011


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Upgraders, unlicensed apprentices, and guests at the Paul Hall Center in Piney Point, Md., might notice some changes happening on the union-affiliated school’s waterfront in the coming months. The waterfront restoration project is in full swing and school officials are optimistic about the progress being made.


As of press time, construction crews are in the process of deconstructing over 1,500 feet of the old piers and removing over 1,000 feet of old bulkheads to make way for a variety of new and improved features to the waterfront.


“We’re moving right along with the first stage of this project,” said Don Nolan, vice president of the Paul Hall Center. “In fact, in addition to still being on budget, our plans are progressing according to schedule.”


The waterfront restoration project is a much-anticipated venture aimed at adding to the aesthetic value of the school and, more importantly, improving facilities for students and their families.


In addition to the new pier, the project includes plans for a new seawall, a waterfront park, a 250-foot breakwater, a single-point davit with fast rescue boat capabilities, a new gravity davit for lifeboat training, a pier site for the training vessel MV John F. Fay, and other state-of-the-art equipment that will serve to reinforce what Seafarers learn in the classroom.


Ground was broken on the project in May 2010. The development is expected to be completed next year.


The LOG will run regular updates on the project from now to completion.


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