The Village of Sag Harbor hired a private contractor to demolish the old dock at the former Remkus Fishing Station at the foot of the Sag Harbor-North Haven Bridge last month.
David Whelan Marine Construction was hired to remove the dock, which Mayor Brian Gilbride said was dilapidated and in danger of collapsing.
Mr. Gilbride said the village removed the bridge after receiving numerous reports about it being dangerous and after investigating the matter to determine that the dock was on village-owned property.
“That corner there is village property,” Mr. Gilbride said. “The old Remkus Fishing Station was built right in the middle of the old Route 114 back in the day. Everybody thought Remkus owned that beach because they had boats down there you could rent.”