Journey's End Marina to install new marine lift
Rockland — Journey's End Marina continues to invest in the Midcoast community with the purchase of a new 75 metric-ton marine travel lift.
Phase one of a four-phase plan was completed in June 2012 with the construction of a 28-foot tall, 20,000-square-foot indoor boat storage facility located on Tillson Avenue in Rockland.
In phase two, the completion of the new lift will have the ability to haul larger boats in a safe, professional manner along with the only sailboat extension in the state.
These boats will then be stored in the new larger building with natural and high efficiency lighting throughout all seasons. The new lift will replace their aging ACME lift, which will be dismantled and completely rebuilt. When the rebuild is complete, the older lift will be relocated to their JEM North facility off Front Street near O'Hara Lobster Bait. There, a new travel lift pad will be constructed and JEM North will begin servicing the commercial branch of the marina. JEM North will be the service area for local lobstermen to repair and maintain their fishing vessels.
Once this operation is in motion the extensive project will move back over to Tillson Avenue where phase four will begin and a new travel lift pad will be constructed to improve on the existing structure that the old travel lift operated on. The travel lift pad will have a more efficient draining system that will prevent any particles from boats reaching the water.
The improvements to the travel lift operations also compliment the new marina bathroom facilities that were completed in July 2012. The facilities offer showers and laundry for customers staying at Journey’s End.