Those flashy new glass canopies, decorated with nautical charts, at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal aren’t doing the job of keeping rain off passengers.
All week, crews from Cherry Hill Glass Co. have been at the terminal working on the canopies. On Friday morning, as rain fell outside, the water trickled down the columns that hold up the canopy at Slip 2 while passengers boarded the Island Home.
Sean Driscoll, a spokesman for the SSA, confirmed the canopies are being worked on because of the leaks.
“The seals on the rain gutters failed, and therefore, the water is leaking on the outside of the columns,” Driscoll wrote in an email. “Cherry Hill, the gutter subcontractor, is repairing the gutters on all canopies as warranty work.”
Driscoll responded to a follow-up question asking how much the canopies cost, saying “approximately $2.2 million.” A document breaking down the cost of the overall project shows that the canopies cost $2.2 million each.
According to the SSA’s weekly construction update, repair work on the canopy gutters will continue into next week.