2020 Commercial 129R Winch HouseTaves Boatyard winch house.

This modest little structure, pretty much invisible to anyone passing by, actually played an oversized role in the operation of the boatyard. It houses the winch that pulls the carriage along the marine railway, cradling a boat — sometimes a very big boat — that is being hauled out for inspection, repair, maintenance, and painting. You can see the opening near the base of the building through which the cable emerges, and the small window through which the winch operator can keep an eye on things. A longer discussion of the boatyard’s history, and its marine railway, is in the first entry for 129R Commercial Street.

¶ Last updated on 1 January 2019.

129R Commercial Street on the Town Map.

Also at 129R Commercial Street:

Taves Boatyard marine railway.

Taves Boatyard workshop.

Thumbnail image: Photo, 2014, by David W. Dunlap.

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