Barge project breathes new life into former Mass. shipyard


(QUINCY, Mass.) — Construction of a 185-foot dredging barge is breathing new life into the Fore River Shipyard, a site that has been closed to shipbuilding for nearly three decades, The Boston Globe reported. The barge, believed to be the largest of its kind in the nation, is equipped with a crane and two mammoth clamshell buckets. Jay Cashman, the owner of Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., said he wanted to build at the site to prove that American manufacturing was not dead.

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By Professional Mariner Staff