Islesford Boatworks Moves to “Blue Duck” Building
August 18, 2018
Mount Desert Islander: The Islesford [Maine] community celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for the town’s waterfront Saturday at an open house and fundraiser for Islesford Boatworks in the building known as the Blue Duck.
The community boatbuilding organization, which is in its 13th summer, signed a 10-year lease of the building earlier this year with the National Park Service (NPS). The lease agreement includes plans to renovate the building for use by youth and adult boatbuilding programs, community events, and a small “chandlery” store carrying marine gear. Under the lease, Boatworks will maintain the public restrooms in the building, which serve the museum next door.