Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Project Area: 22,500 sq ft
Construction Cost: $8,500,000
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One of the largest oyster hatcheries on the east coast, the 70’ x 300’ concrete pier along the Choptank River allows UMCES’s research vessels to dock and load oysters for transportation to sites in the Chesapeake Bay. The pier serves as a foundation for 52 tanks for oyster cultivation, Mechanical and Lab Buildings. The Mechanical Building houses pumps, heaters, filters, and water treatment. The Lab Building houses a Wet Lab, Work Area, Storage, and Restrooms.