Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, First Coast Guard District commander, and others cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new boathouse at the Southwest Harbor station recently. PHOTO COURTESY OF USCG

Coast Guard boathouse completed

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday for a new boathouse at the United States Coast Guard station here.

Contractors began work in the spring of 2015 on a new 64-by-40-foot steel building to be used as an indoor maintenance facility for the station’s two 47-foot motor lifeboats. Situated on the concrete pier facing the harbor, the structure was designed to allow the boats to be hoisted out of the water in the station’s Travelift boat lift.

The project was held up when it was discovered that the Travelift, which had been modified to fit the lifting basin, would not fit through the door.

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