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2019.  Graphic from the OGCMA.  Proposed future fishing pier.  To be financed by the new American Treasure Fund.

 

This is a fishing pier first and foremost at the Sanibel Island Lighthouse Park (Fla).
This is a fishing pier first and foremost at the Sanibel Island Lighthouse Park (Fla).   It has a very utilitarian design, but it also has expansive views at the end for gawkers and a shady area with benches by the beach. All  photos by Paul Goldfinger © Jan. 2015.

 

A T at the end provides unobstructed views of the Gulf. Paul Goldfinger photographs ©. January 2015. Sanibel: The capital T  at the end provides unobstructed views of the Gulf.

 

 

A fisherman cleans his haul of sheepshead fish along the edge of the pier. Sanibel:   A fisherman cleans his haul of sheepshead along the edge of the pier.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.  The CMA told us about the cross design for the new pier in 2019.

 

 

2015:  We asked readers to suggest designs for the pier, but we got few takers. We suggested a capital T as is found on Sanibel Island.

 

We have been discussing Piergate from  2015  to 2019  on Blogfinger . Of course it wasn’t called “Piergate” until the dedication of the cross design in 2022.

 

2019 update:    This year the CMA plans a major fund raising effort with several goals in mind including rebuilding the OG Fishing Pier.

The CMA released a diagram of the new pier   (above—2019)  which will be in the shape of a cross.    But that shape should be quite functional, with more surface area for fishermen to fish and gawkers to gawk. There was no controversy then, and little until recently—2022.

The CMA wording* suggests that there will be no private fishing club.  They say, “A new pier would be entirely open to the public…….”

 

* This quote is by Catherine L. Harrison, the CMA Capital Campaign Chair who is quoted on page 9 of the 2019  Summer Program Guide.

 

2022:  Note that the CMA says nothing about fishing.  It seems that the idea of a fishing club has been thrown overboard, but also the idea of fishing from the pier may be dead in the water as well. Notice that the CMA assiduously avoided mentioning the verb “to fish.”

I’m guessing, but maybe there are insurance or safety concerns or maybe their goal is to have religious programs out there and suggest that fish lovers go fishing at Wegmans. Click on title below.

Goin’ Fishin’ at Wegmans

 

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Ocean Grove Fishing Club. 2012. Jack Bredin.© Photograph by Rob Bredin. Click to enlarge both paintings.

 

 

“Indian Summer” 2018. By Jack Bredin. Photograph by Rob Bredin. ©

 

LINDA RONSTADT   from the Mambo Kings:

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Ocean Grove January, 2004. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Ocean Grove.   January, 2004. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

PATSY CLINE:

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Ocean Grove. November 1, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Ocean Grove. November 1, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Click left prn

SAM AND DAVE  ( From their album “Gimme Some Lovin’)

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