Senator Barbara Mikulski was on hand for the dedication of the new City Dock in Crisfield which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy a year ago.
Mayor Percy Purnell told the gathering that he was cutting the ribbon on the dock, which he said the city desperately needs to kick start town's economic recovery.
The 30-year old City Dock had been scheduled for repairs when the storm hit.
Meanwhile, Mikulski called the dock the symbol and the reality of economic development and revitalization.
Purnell credited the Maryland Democrat for starting the process to secure federal money to upgrade the landing even before the storm struck.