THE VENICE PIER
The Pier was originally built in 1966 for $133,877. It was destroyed in July of 1981 by a “No Name Storm." Rebuilding took place in 1984 with Greenhart lumber from South America, the only place in the world to purchase this wood. It did not have to be treated, nor did it shrink, because it was grown in the swamps. In February 2004, the Pier was totally removed. The construction of the current Pier cost $1.75 million, and the money was raised by a municipal bond (recreational). The decking of the Pier is now made of plastic wood fiber composite, is built to withstand a category 4 hurricane, and has a projected life span of at least 50 years.
The Pier is 720 feet long (219.45 meters), 22 feet wide, and the height is 20 feet (6.096 meters). Water depth at the end averages 16 ½ feet (5.03 meters).
Please join us on our trip to the Venice Pier. The goal is to capture a breathtaking sunset picture using the pier as a back drop. Sunset will be at 6:02 pm. We recommend you bring a tripod. For those interested in carpooling, we will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 3:30pm.
For those interested in staying for dinner, I will be scouting a restaurant which will take reservations. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call either Susan (941) 807-0664 or Bobbie (813) 690-5062. We look forward to seeing you.
You must be a member to participate in the field trips.You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation.
Address is 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL. 34285
must be a member to participate in the field trips. You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation.