Fishermen and sightseers have been enjoying the expanded city dock at the end of High Street after extensive reconstruction that started in 2011 wrapped up last year.

The reconstructed city dock represents the final phase of a Head of the Harbor project that started about 20 years ago, and which included the construction of the Lisman Landing Marina.

At the end of High Street where the latest work wrapped up last year, the bulkhead had been caving in, so the reconstruction was much more than just aesthetic. It was necessary, and quite a big project. The end of High Street was reconstructed, and a new storm system was incorporated as the dock area was rebuilt.

A hodgepodge of material shoring up the dock was replaced with steel for a consistent look, and a bent metal rail was replaced with a more attractive protective rail.

A gazebo completes the park-like setting.

The area was always well used by local fishermen looking for quick and easy access to Milford Harbor. Now they, and downtown walkers and sightseers in general, have a much nicer area that Milford can be proud of. It’s important for waterfront communities to provide this kind of access to water views and for fishermen to enjoy their sport.