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U.S. Coast Guard breaks ground in Port Aransas

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 20:24:03-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Aransas held a long awaiting groundbreaking Monday morning for a new 25,000 square foot multi-purpose building.

The previous building was damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Coast Guard members stationed in Port Aransas have had to rough it since then.

"Right after Harvey they were in very temporary trailers. I'm talking recreational vehicles. Then we moved up to these FEMA trailers that we have now so it's gotten better but it's still difficult," said Master Chief Jeff Scully.

The new building is expected to be completed by May 2022. The project is expected to cost $27,000,000.
The facility will also include a boat basin and a new boat house.