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“Dorchester Shipyard Welcomes The DRBA Ferry MV New Jersey”

The Delaware River & Bay Authority Entrusts The Ferry MV New Jersey To Dorchester Shipyard For Repairs And Maintenance. The shipyard made modifications to the yard to accommodate the large vessel. The month long project was returned on time and on budget.

We at Dorchester Shipyard thank the DRBA and their wonderful employees for their trust and for providing an opportunity to prove the professionalism of the shipyard. We look forward to expanding our relationship as a local partner with the DRBA going forward.

“National Historic Landmark, Lightship Overfalls, Chooses Dorchester Shipyard”

Dorchester Shipyard is proud to have been entrusted by the Overfalls Foundation to haul out, refurbish, blast and paint the Lightship Overfalls.

1n 1973 the Lightship was retired and presented to the Lewes Historical Society and for the next 44 years has been brought back to life by many dedicated volunteers.

It is inspiring that so many would have given so much to preserve this important piece of American Maritime history. Dorchester Shipyard is pleased to report that only minor imperfections were found and repaired, and that with the boat completely stripped of many layers of paint will now sport a new protective coating system worthy of this project.

We thank the Overfalls Foundation for inviting us to be a part of the continued restoration.

Dorchester Shipyard has a rich history of Ship Building going back 100 years. Oyster Boats, Schooners (Including The AJ Meerwald), and Fishing Vessels were built here. And during WWll, Dorchester Shipyard played an important role in the war effort. Scores of boats were built for the Army, 1943-1944 including Tug Boats, Mine Planters, Self-Propelled Barges, and passenger cargo boats.

We are proudly continuing the tradition that we inherited, and pay homage to the thousands of men and women who walked where we walk, and worked tirelessly for the security and benefit of our country. Craftsmen who took raw lumber and masterfully crafted wooden schooners and oyster boats, with hand tools and handed down knowledge to the WWII era patriots who answered the call and worked around the clock to support our troops, Dorchester Shipyard has been forever woven into the fabric of America’s maritime history. We invite you to experience Dorchester Shipyard, where old meets new on the meandering historic Maurice River.

Our Ship Repair Services Include:

  • Complete Over Hauls
  • ABS/USCG Class Steel Work
  • Doublers
  • Valves And Pumps
  • Plate Crop And Insert
  • Re-Powering
  • Marine Gears
  • Window Replacement
  • Hydraulic Troubleshooting/Repair
  • Hydraulic System Installation

  • Keel Coolers
  • Propellers, Shaft And Bearing Work
  • Alignments
  • Cutlass Bearings
  • Anndoes-Zinc or Alum
  • Sand Blast, Prime, & Paint
  • Hull Inspections/Soundings
  • Fabrication/Machining
  • Through Hull Maintenance
  • Rigging Repairs/Modifications