South Harbor dredging going slow but steady

 

January 26, 2023

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

The grab dredger on the Stan Boice barge lowers material onto the Ken Clarke open hopper barge near C float on Monday.

The South Harbor dredging is continuing to make progress as crews dig their way to the shore, having removed approximately 13,000 cubic yards of material as of Monday according to Harbormaster Glo Wollen.

Western Marine is undertaking the project, which is being overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and plans to dredge a total of 83,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor.

Crews are working 12-14 hours a day scooping out blue clay using a grab dredger on the dry cargo deck barge Stan Boice and depositing it onto the open hopper barge Ken Clark, which dumps the material in Frederick...



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