Shipyard Survives, Smaller

Published in the New Haven Independent

When Edward Whitmore’s Virginia-based tug and barge company U.S. Waterways Transportation bought Buchanan Marine, the long-time shipyard at the base of the Ferry Street Bridge, not only was the yard a cluttered mess—so was the business plan.

No longer.

In the past year, Whitmore’s U.S. Waterways Transportation has dispensed with barge building at the site, focusing instead on repair of the barges in his company’s fleet.