New Owner For Idled Shipyard Facility

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 10:23 AM

Good economic news for the port.   The old Port Arthur Shipyard and former Lakehead Marine, is now in the hands of a new company.   

Acadia News has confirmed Heddle Marine, which bills itself as Canada's leading marine repair facilities has, through a holding company, purchased the north  side waterfront complex. 

An official for the purchaser says they look forward to opening  and operating as a ship repair facility but there's no indication as to when that might happen or how many workers might be employed.  

A spokesperson for Heddle Marine says a formal announcement will be made in the near future. 

The firm operates in southern Ontario and in Atlantic Canada.