Company begins refurbishing Coast Guard boats on the river | Connecticut and area


PORTLAND — An Australian company that has a 10-year, $190 million contract with the U.S. government to refurbish Coast Guard vessels showcased its newly acquired production facility on the banks of the Connecticut River at the end of the last week.

Birdon Group, with US headquarters in Denver, Colorado, bought a pair of marinas on Riverview Street for $4.6 million last spring. The Riverview Marina and Yankee Shipyard and Marina has 31 acres of frontage along the eastern banks of the Connecticut River.

Both marinas will continue to operate for boaters, but Birdon will primarily use the site as a production facility. The Portland site is the company’s first on the East Coast.


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