The landing-stage is a freestanding building that must be built within a town's main area. Its prime purpose is to allow ships to dock that usually can't. Any ship/boat can dock to a landing-stage, even if they can't dock to the town's beach. The building can be locked, but boats may still dock. It can also be seen from further away than the town itself, making travel easier. Vessels on water can see a landing-stage up to 30 pixels away, Towns can be seen within 20 pixels.
The landing-stage can only be built when an area has access to a lake. If the area has access to the sea, a coaster harbour is required.