Ocean City Inlet Jetty


Ocean City Inlet Jetty

 

Located on the south eastern most part of Ocean City MD, the Jetty is a man-made rocky outcropping that was part of a wall constructed to maintain a barrier between the south end of the Ocean City Peninsula and the Ocean City Inlet Bay.

The Ocean City Inlet was formed by The Hurricane of 1933, which also destroyed the train tracks across the Sinepuxent Bay. The inlet separated what is now Ocean City from Assateague Island. The Army Corps of Engineers took advantage of nature’s intervention and made the inlet at the south end of Ocean City permanent. The inlet eventually helped to establish Ocean City as an important Mid-Atlantic fishing port as it offered easy access to the fishing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane of 1933

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