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Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
Letter of the Day

Bring back fishing pier

When I moved to St. Petersburg in 1966 I fished from the old St Petersburg Fishing Pier about three times a week, and I really enjoyed it. It was so convenient: Park your car, pay the parking fee, buy your bait, flip the trunk on your car, get your fishing gear, and have a ball.

Since the closing of the fishing pier, I have probably been to The Pier about three times - and not because of the cost, but because it had nothing to offer.

It is true that the city may not make a lot of money off a fishing pier, but they won't lose a lot of money, either.

Sorry - no bait for the pelicans.

Chuck Graham

Pinellas Park

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