After about 188 years of a shipyard located on Market St. in Jeffersonville, it looks like the end is near. Jeffboat announced to its employees today that the shipyard will "close for good" very soon, perhaps as early as April 2nd.
There has been speculation for years that the land is much more valuable for condo development than it is for a shipyard operation. Jeffboat did not announce what they will do with the property.
This is just the latest in a long string of inland shipyard closings.