Maritime Gloucester is seeking firms interested in the construction of a viewing platform surrounding its historic marine railway. The educational viewing platform includes approximately 200 linear foot of decking that will surround the head and north side of the marine railway. It includes a 9’ walkway along the side of the hauled vessel (at deck height), a small amphitheatre in one corner, and a 6’ walkway adjacent to the Mill Building. The supporting structure of the platform will be constructed of wooden 12” x 12” beams and posts, and 6” x 12” wooden joists – all reclaimed from Maritime Gloucester’s Harriet Webster Pier. The supporting structure will then be decked with 3” x 10” decking. Interested firms should contact Steve Parkes at Maritime Gloucester for additional information and to obtain a copy of drawings. Work to commence this summer.
This work is made possible by a generous grant from the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Chairman.