Wilson Harbor Piers
Wilson, New York
Construction and Rehabilitation History
Construction of parallel piers at the site (Figure 273) was completed
by private interests. The structures were initially stone-filled
timber cribs with timber decks.
were rehabilitated by the US Government as authorized by
the River and Harbor Act o f 1945. The shoreward 264.9 ft and
149.4 ft of the east and west piers, respectively, were constructed
ft lwd. The lakeward 398.8 ft
of steel sheetpile at an el of
pier and the adjacent 356.1 ft of the west pier were re-
paired by encasing the original timber cribs with steel sheet-piling.
The area between the sheetpiling was filled with gravel and capped
with concrete (Figure 273). The piers were 22.75 ft wide and had an
A 161.3-ft-long lakeward extension of the west pier was completed
resulting in a total pier length of 666.8 ft. The pier was con-
structed with parallel steel walls filled with gravel and capped with
concrete. I was 22.75 ft wide and had an el of
A 200-ft-long stone walkway with a concrete cap was constructed
cent to the east pier (Figure 273).
Routine maintenance repairs have been performed over the years, and
the structures are presently considered to be in good condition. An
aerial view of the Wilson Harbor piers is shown in Figure 274.