Friday, Aug. 10, Governor Paul LePage will travel to Belfast to visit employees and tour the facilities of Front Street Shipyard. After opening in 2011, Front Street Shipyard has grown to be one of the largest and most capable yacht yards in the Northeast. The Governor will begin with a tour of the facilities at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a reception where the Governor will have the opportunity to meet the shipyard’s employees.

Front Street Shipyard’s owners recently announced that they have purchased neighboring Belfast Boatyard to expand operations. This will give Front Street Shipyard the ability to store and service more boats, which will in turn expand their operations and increase their market base.

Front Street Shipyard occupies the former Stinson Seafood site, which had been unoccupied for a decade. To date, Front Street Shipyard has invested approximately $10 million into redevelopment efforts of the Old Stinson Property.