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Fender Piles

Fender piles are the wooden or plastic pilings on the outer edge of the wharf function like the fenders on a car.

What is Fender Piles?

Fender piles are the wooden or plastic pilings on the outer edge of the wharf function like the fenders on a car. They are there to absorb the shock of a ship as it docks at the wharf and to protect the structural pilings that actually support the wharf. Fender piles are also called sacrifice piles since they are designed to be discarded after they are broken.

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