We were without pier for a few weeks in early Spring, when the folks from Rockland, Maine-based Prock Marine came over here with their floating cranes and expertise to replace our beloved but tired pier. The scene brought to mind the image on the cover of our tenth anniversary issue, in which Jon Wilson is rowing a peapod near the granite pilings of that soon-to be-built structure, ca. 1982. It served us well, that ol' pier. And it was time for a new one. Here's an in-progress shot from several weeks ago. I'll go get one of the finished job when the sun comes out again.