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Gum Point Landing Boat Ramp to be Closed for Reconstruction

BERLIN, Md. - The Worcester County boat ramp located on Gum Point Road will undergo reconstruction and will be closed to the public beginning September 8, according to the Worcester County Commissioners. They say the boat ramp will be closed for approximately 90 days and could reopen as early as late November or early December.

The Worcester County Commissioners say the three-month project will cost approximately $148,962 for the reconstruction of the boat ramp and finger piers at Gum Point Landing. Project funding was made available through a combination of Waterway Improvement Grants (WIG) from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and assigned designated funds from Worcester County.

"We wish to thank the County Commissioners for their continued financial support, as we have made improvements to numerous facilities throughout the County in recent years," Worcester County Public Works Director John Tustin said. "Upon completion of this project, recreational boaters will enjoy a much improved and upgraded boat ramp for convenient access to Turville Creek."

According to the county website, the Gum Point Landing boat ramp provides access to the Isle of Wight Bay via Turville Creek. It contains one boat ramp, a portable restroom, and ice and bait are available at a nearby shop. The county says this boat ramp is utilized by numerous boaters and anglers each year.

The county says the renovation project will assure continued access to and from Maryland's coastal bays and the Atlantic Ocean well into the future.

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