Pennsville Twp. Historical Society to hold Meeting July 15th to Discuss Old Wilson Line Pier

Pennsville Twp. – The Pennsville Twp. Historical Society will hold its Quarterly Meeting on July 15, 2015 beginning at 7pm.

Guest speakers¬† will be Robert McDade, Pennsville Township Deputy Mayor and Jeff Cook, a member of the Pennsville Economic Development Committee and owner of J. G. Cook’s Riverview Inn. Rob and Jeff will talk about the possibilities and value of reconstructing the old Wilson Line Pier that existed at the end of West Pittsfield St. in Pennsville.

The idea of reconstructing the pier came about late last year at a collaborative meeting that was held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and other state and local agencies to explore the concept of reconstructing the pier with the thought that the reconstruction might act as the key for revitalizing the riverfront area in Pennsville and Salem County.

Residents in Salem County and surrounding areas have remembrances of days gone by when ferries crossed the Delaware River carrying cars and people to and from destinations in New Jersey and Delaware. There was the Wilson Line that transported people up and down the river that made a stop at the Riverview Beach Park pier that extended into the Delaware River.

The Pennsville Twp. Historical Society meeting will be held at the Senior and Community Center, 69 Spruce Street, Pennsville, N.J. and is open to the public. For information call Don Walton at 856-381-2510 or Email historyofpennsville@gmail.com.

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