New Menemsha Coast Guard Boathouse Opens

The badly damaged boathouse and pier as photographed by Tom Richardson this past July.
The Coast Guard boathouse 3 days after the 2010 fire.

MV Times: In a ceremony short on pomp and circumstance but long on the warmth and familiarity that characterize the nation’s smallest military branch, Thursday morning [April 9] the U.S. Coast Guard officially unveiled its new Station Menemsha boathouse.

Local and state officials, townspeople, up-Island police chiefs, former Coasties, and the crew of Station Menemsha crowded into the boathouse for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the completion of the new $10 million facility that replaces the 71-year-old building destroyed in the Menemsha fire on July 12, 2010.

Read more about the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Menemsha Coast Guard Station boathouse.

Watch a short video shot 3 days after the Coast Guard boathouse fire in Menemsha.