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Boat launch named after one of Sharpsburg's founders

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The boat launch on 13th Street in Sharpsburg will now serve as a tribute to one of the town's founders.

The pier will officially be known as James Sharp Landing. The name was chosen by Susan Swickrath of Sharpsburg.

Entries for a name-the-launch contest were gathered at the annual Guyasuta Days Festival.

Sharp arrived in the area in 1826 and began building out the town as it attracted more residents. The town's charter was received in 1842.

Swickrath received a $100 prize for choosing the name. She opted to donate that money back to the borough.

Council thanked her for the name and donation.

With the name finalized, officials will next work to repair a concrete slab at the launch.

Bids for the project were opened last week but came in higher than engineer Robert Zischkau had expected. The lowest bid was $17,104.

Zischkau said he believes making some modifications to the design can save the borough about $5,000 without delaying the project or losing quality.

“That would not lose us any time and hopefully get us a better price,” Zischkau said.

He said he hopes to present new offers on the project later this month.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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