Lamont talks dredging, aquaculture in visit to Mystic, Noank

28 Jul 2023

Maritime Industry

Ron Helbig, managing partner of Mystic Shipyard, led Gov. Ned Lamont and officials on a tour Thursday morning of the Essex Street facility in Mystic, pointing out features from the pressure wash recycling equipment to the rigging areas.

Helbig said during a news conference that the shipyard has a long heritage of shipbuilding and he appreciates the state’s support of the marine industry.

Lamont and other officials visited the shipyard and the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative to learn about two industries that are faring well after the COVID-19 pandemic and what help they need from the state.

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