Donjon revives shipbuilding in Erie after decades of inactivity


(ERIE, Pa.) — The New Jersey salvage specialist Donjon is reviving the shipbuilding industry here after a four-decade downturn, The Tribune-Review reported. Donjon is operating full tilt in a 200,000-square-foot waterside facility, building and repairing ocean-worthy tugs and barges. Officials estimate the rebirth of the industry in Erie has pumped more than $30 million into the local economy.

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By Professional Mariner Staff