RI Senator Visits Bristol Boatbuilder

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took several hours to learn about Bristol Boat Company with Dan Shea. Photo/Bristol Boat Company.

EastBayRI.com: At Bristol Boat Company on Burnside Avenue, boatbuilders remained focused on their individual tasks on Tuesday afternoon. They were there working to rebuild a Herreshoff “S” class yacht.

The 20’ hull took up a good portion of the workshop, but, said shop owner, Dan Shea, they can accommodate 35’ to 38’ yachts in the historic manufacturing building. Mr. Shea, who opened the company three years ago, already has his eye on expanding the business.

“I’m waiting for space to open up so we can get 3 or 4 boats going,” he said.

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