Public Invited to Tour 14th Street Pier on Thursday

first_imgThe public will get a rare chance to walk out on the 14th Street Pier 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14.It’s back by popular demand.On Thursday, August 14, members of the historic Ocean City Fishing Club are inviting the public into their clubhouse and pier for an open house from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm.“In 2013, we scheduled several open houses as part of a year-long celebration of the 100thanniversary of our founding in 1913,” explained club president Paul Keuerleber. “These events were so successful that city officials asked us to sponsor another one this year — and now we’re 101 years old.”Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the club’s history, stroll out on the fishing pier — extending 635 feet from the Boardwalk — and take photographs. They are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food as donations to the Ocean City Community Food Cupboard.On hand will be Martin Z. Mollusk, the ever-popular mascot of the city and Regional Chamber of Commerce. Several club members will also give casting demonstrations.The event is part of the City of Ocean City’s Family Nights on the Boardwalk.During the club’s Open Houses last July and August, a total of 1,856 people visited the pier and they contributed more than 400 pounds of food.The Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest, continuously operating fishing club in the United States. Its entrance is on the Boardwalk between 14th and 15th Streets.For information about the August 14 Open House, call 609-398-0534.last_img