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Coast Guard officials installed a temporary jetty after the original was lost in Hurricane Irene last summer.
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Coast Guard officials installed a temporary jetty after the original was lost in Hurricane Irene last summer.

The iconic jetty that was torn off its perch at the Ocean City inlet during Hurricane Irene has finally been replaced.

Hundreds of onlookers stood in awe early Friday morning on the Ocean City shoreline as a Coast Guard helicopter lowered the new 30-foot high steel jetty into place atop rocks by the inlet.

Town officials say the new jetty will be a temporary replacement for the old one, which serves as a navigational marker for local boaters. It was the only major casualty of the near miss that was Hurricane Irene last August.

Coast Guard officials installed the new jetty and have their eyes set on recovering the old one, which they believe is buried on the ocean floor just a few hundred yards from the place where it once sat. The Coast Guard says it's hoping to send a dive team down to pull up the old jetty in the next few weeks.

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