Construction Error Delays Maine CG Project



An apparent error by a civilian contractor has delayed the completion of a new maintenance building at a Coast Guard base in Southwest Harbor, Maine, according to an article on

This spring, contractors began work on a new 64’-by-40’ steel building to be used as an indoor maintenance facility for the station’s two 47’ 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 then moved inside where they could be worked on out of the weather.

A great idea, except that the door of the new building is too narrow for the Travelift.

Read about a narrow door delaying a Coast Guard project in Southwest Harbor, Maine.