Google said it expected 1,200 people would visit the San Francisco showroom every day, but Foss Maritime, the contractor building the barges, said no more than 150 would be on board at the same time. Gauvin questioned this number in a March email, in which he said he was "unaware of any measures you plan to use to actually limit the number of passengers," and expressed his concern that "significant work has already been performed without full consent of the Coast Guard."
SOME COAST GUAR DOFFICIALS SIGNED NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS WITH GOOGLE
Despite Google's best efforts to convince the relevant officials, the fire risk was apparently too high for the project to continue. Google was ordered to move its San Francisco barge in February this year, and dismantled and sold the Portland barge for scrap in August.