New Fore River Boat Yard Proposed in Portland


Portland Press Herald: A large-scale boat yard could bring new life to a largely vacant part of Portland’s waterfront and put the city on the map as a place to repair pleasure and commercial boats, says the businessman who wants to build it.

Phineas Sprague Jr., president of Portland Yacht Services, met with city officials about two weeks ago to discuss his plan for Canal Landing at 40 West Commercial Street.

He told the officials that he will seek permission to expand his boat repair and storage business, which now operates at 58 Fore Street, onto a 16-acre site on the Fore River. City planners describe Sprague’s project as major in scope. It will need approval from the Planning Board.

Sprague said Thursday that he would like to repair bigger boats, including tugboats, barges and other commercial craft, at the new boat yard.

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