New Facility Construction

The Cobscook Bay Resource Center is developing a shared-use facility at the head of the Breakwater (the fishermen’s wharf ) in Eastport, Maine. (more)

Our building as it looked Summer, 2013

Construction Progress Snapshots

More Construction Snapshots

September 10, 2013: Kitchen Ceiling Installed

August 12, 2013: Gas Piping Installed

August 7, 2013: Sinks Installed

August 7, 2013: Finished Hood

July 23, 2013: Installation of Fire Suppression System in Hood


July 18, 2013: Hood Ventilation


July 16, 2013: Installing the Curb

July 15, 2013: Work Begins on Ventilation

July 1, 2013: Sixth Annual Country Rib Barbecue

We had a big crowd for the barbecue.

Gail, Elizabeth, & Kimserved the food (with help from Tess).

There were lots of yummysalads....  
...and watermelon! Lots of folks enjoyed our inside seating. Eddie and Greg grilled for us again.  

Thanks to all who attended this event and to all our helpers and chefs!

July 1, 2012: Fifth Annual Country Rib Barbecue

Eddie and Greg - our grillmasters! Offering inside and outside seating for the first time Enjoying good food and great company

June 24, 2012: First Board of Directors meeting held in new facility

Clockwise from far left: Dale Mitchell, Heidi Leighton, Charles Curtin, Kevin Athearn, Will Hopkins, John Charlton, Harry Shain, Tess Ftorek, Tari Camick

December 7, 2011: Interior partitions and electrical work are underway


October 31, 2011: Completed Exterior!

September 30, 2011: Our First Visitors!

Executive Director, Will Hopkins, presented information about the Resource Center's plans for the new facility to Professor Kevin Athearns's Community Economics class from the University of Maine at Machias.

September 30, 2011: Shingling is Underway

September 15, 2011: Roof Trusses Get Installed

September 13, 2011: Roof Trusses Arrive

September 8, 2011: Walls Go Up

Matt GurneyCoastal Maine General Contracting


August 31, 2011: Concrete Work

The slab for the new addition is complete! Watch the videos to see how the work was done.

Resource Center Video #1Resource Center Video #2Resource Center Video #3Resource Center Video #4

August 31, 2011: Completing the Slab


August 23, 2011: Plumbing


August 17, 2011: Sitework around the foundation is complete.

Interior of foundationis compacted.


Sitework by Peasleyand O' Halloran Construction


August 13, 2011: Forms are off and backfilling begins.


August 4, 2011: The wall pour is finished.

August 2, 2011: Pouring the foundation walls

Resource Center Video #1Resource Center Video #2


August 2, 2011: Pouring Foundation Walls

Inside the forms Mixer & Pump in place Filling the forms Dale Richardson Foundations

July 22, 2011: Concrete Finally FlowsResource Center Video

July 22, 2011: Footings Poured

Sargent's provided concrete SW Cole - Concrete Testing     Finished pour with rebar

July 21, 2011: Footings

        Breakwater wharf

July 19, 2011: Sitework

      Building the footings Rebar for the concrete

July 18, 2011: Groundbreaking Celebration

What a great day! Though it threatened to rain we had sunshine during the event. Over 35 people helped us celebrate! Many thanks to Tess Ftorek, Kevin Raye, Chris Gardner, Paul Critchley, and Scott Emery for their kind and supportive comments. A good time was had by all!



July 16, 2011: Sitework


July 2011: YouTube Construction Videos from Coastal Maine General Contracting

Foundation WorkDrainage Issues


July 14, 2011: Sitework


July 14, 2011: Invitation to Groundbreaking Celebration

Actually, the ground is already broken, but the celebration has yet to begin. Come help us celebrate the first phase of construction of the Cobscook Marketplace building on Monday, July 18th from noon 'til 12:30 at the Head of the Breakwater, 110 Water Street, Eastport.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Join us if you can.

The Resource Center thanks everyone who has helped develop this facility where Cobscook fishermen and farmers can add value to and market their products.

July 13, 2011: Sitework

July 12, 2011: The Digging Begins!

    Artifacts found on site

July 11, 2011: Preparations

Building Permit Boundary Line Boundary Marker Dig Safe  

July 1, 2011: MowingAn enthusiastic crew volunteered to make good use of their Scythe Supply tools to prepare the yard for the Groundbreaking Celebration. Many thanks to Damon, Molly, Elizabeth, Cecilia, Anne and Rafi.


Before Cutting The Crew After Ready for Groundbreaking

May 2011: Announcement of General Contractor

The Resource Center is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Gurney and Coastal Maine General Contracting from East Machias, Maine, as General Contractor for the first phase of construction of our new facility at 110 Water Street in Eastport.Matt will be constructing an addition to the existing building on the site which will house a buying station for scallops and farm produce as well as a shared-use commercial kitchen.


Quick Looks

Seafood Business article about the Resource Center

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