Nags Head

Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Crippled Jennette's Pier Reopens Eight Years Later

Jennette's Pier reconstructed
Credit NC Aquariums

  A historical fishing pier reopens Saturday in Nags Head after Hurricane Isabel destroyed it nearly eight years ago. Jennette's Pier was absorbed by the state Aquariums soon after the storm leveled it in 2003. The General Assembly approved an $25 million reconstruction in the 2009 budget. Aquariums director David Griffin says the new structure hardly resembles its old self. He says it now stands higher above sea level than most piers.

David Griffin: "We've elevated this

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