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IT was the end of an era when de­mo­li­tion works started on the old Mersey Point Tim­ber Jetty on Mon­day. Ma­rine civil con­trac­tor SMC Ma­rine was tasked with re­mov­ing the dam­aged jetty. The jetty, which was long used to ferry pas­sen­gers to Pen­guin Is­land, re­cently suf­fered struc­tural dam­age dur­ing bad weather and was closed to the pub­lic. Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the jetty has been a key part of the coast­line for many years. Thou­sands of peo­ple used to line up on the jetty to visit Pen­guin Is­land. “While SMC Ma­rine will over­see the re­moval of the jetty, parts of it will live on as some of the piles and tim­bers will be re­tained by the City and reused for in­ter­pre­tive art projects,” Mr Sam­mels said.

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