U.S. Maritime Administrator Visits Essex Boat Works
On Monday, August 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator, Mark H. Buzby, joined Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) for a tour of Essex Boat Works. The site visit was the final stop after a day of touring several businesses related to Eastern Connecticut’s sea-based economic sector.
Present for the tour was Norm Needleman, Essex First Selectman, Rick Carlson, Owner of Essex Boat Works, and John Lewis, General Manager of Essex Boat Works along with several staff members. The visit showcased the ongoing construction of a new waterfront marina and restaurant, and long term plans for the renovation for the boat service facility. These plans will preserve a very important piece of Boating and Essex history while beautifying the waterfront area and supporting the economic business development goals of the town.
"We were honored to have Admiral Buzby and Congressman Courtney visit our facility, as it’s an exciting time for EBW and our shoreline community of Essex, CT. We have been working hard to restore Essex Boat Works to its fullest potential, and it was a great opportunity to share our vision”, says owner Rick Carlson.
About Essex Boat Works
One of the oldest remaining shipyards in the country, the location of Essex Boat Works dates to the War of 1812, where the building of the U.S. warships was performed. For over 200 years, the historic Essex, CT village boatyard/marina has offered a legacy of skilled marine craftsmen, mechanics, and dedicated management in providing top-quality customer service and workmanship. Located in the heart of the historic Essex Village, CT, EBW provides the Eastern Long Island Sound’s only 100-ton lift serving the commercial boat market and large pleasure yachts. A new office, marina and restaurant building is currently under construction on the adjacent 63 Main Street property, owned by Carlson Landing I, which is owned by Rick Carlson. For more information visit: www.essexboatworks.com or call 860-767-8276.