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Sagamore marks Recreation Pier construction milestone with Ray Lewis appearance

Sagamore marks Recreation Pier construction milestone with Ray Lewis appearance

Ravens football star Ray Lewis had a final word for the construction crews huddled around the former linebacker at Recreation Pier in Fells Point Wednesday: "If you do nothing else, finish what you started."

It was a perhaps fitting message for the Sagamore Development Co. project, a conversion of a long-vacant, historic city landmark into a 128-room hotel that is not expected to be complete until 2017.

Sagamore president Marc Weller said the progress so far is worthy of celebration — and an appearance by the football star — pointing to the restoration of the pier, 200,000 man-hours worked and removal of $250,000 worth of asbestos and $300,000 worth of...

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