Hosemann expects new Deer Island public pier to be complete in 6-8 weeks

“Access to Deer Island has always been dependent upon having a boat. That’s about to change,” Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said in April when he announced a project to build a public pier on Deer Island.

Now that plan is nearing reality.

Hosemann said Wednesday he expects the new 170-foot pier being built on the north side of Deer Island to be completed in 6-8 weeks.