Floating machine shop relocation planned
The North Harbor community will soon say goodbye to the 99-year-old, red and white, floating machine shop that has serviced thousands of boat engines over the decades.
Piston & Rudder Service is relocating the 1,040 square-foot former barge next to the old Petersburg Shipwrights, which is now owned and operated by Piston & Rudder.
The company employs 17 workers and services more than 300 boat engines per year, said Piston & Rudder Service majority owner Mike Luhr.
“We deal with boats on the haul out, as well as, boats with simple hydraulic repair [and] more complicated engine repairs,”...