Mispillion River Jetties
Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware
Construction and Rehabilitation History
A 560-ft-long jetty was constructed by local interests north of the
entrance. The jetty was installed by placing a row of close-fitting
piling and brush.
The jetty had deteriorated considerably, and the Federal government
A 350-ft-long stone-filled timber crib dike was constructed on the
west side of the new channel.
The jetty was extended shoreward 200 ft at a cost of
ft of the 1897 extension at the seaward end
Repairs were made to
at a cost of 6.
The stone-filled timber crib dike had become a channel obstruction
and was removed.
The jetty was extended 805
shoreward by placing stone over
filled pile and timber crib. The extension was 12.0 ft wide with
pile elevations of
ft mlw and stone elevations of
The gap between the extension and the existing jetty ends was filled
with 313 cu yd of stone.
The jetty was extended 85 ft shoreward at a cost o f 0, using 1904
construction geometry. The extension was classified as repairs.
Repairs were made to 68 ft of the jetty damaged by a storm on Jan-
uary 1 1 , 1908. A jetty was constructed south of the entrance and
parallel to the north jetty. The south jetty was 3,300
was constructed by placing stone over brush-filled pile and timber
crib for 2,200 ft, and over an existing 1,100-ft-long bulkhead. The
wide with pile elevations of
ft mlw and stone
jetty was 6 . 0
ft mlw. The north and south jetties were separ-
ated by 210 ft. Costs of repairs and new construction were ,770
and 0,000,respectively. The locations of the jetties are shown
at a cost of ,431 using 1904
The south jetty was extended 1,800
construction geometry. Repairs were made to the south jetty by fill-
ing settled sections with 96 cu yd of stone. The cost was ,431
for extension and 4 for repairs.