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The Dredge Report | Week of June 27, 2021

By on July 19, 2021 in Dredge Updates, Recent News

Sand Shifter – Saquatucket Harbor Approach Channel, Harwich

The first two days of the week once again brought about windy conditions and seas making it unsafe to bring the Sand Shifter back out to the channel and continue dredging.

Dredging did resume on Wednesday and on Thursday (July 1) the project was completed ending the County Dredge Season’s 25th year.

The Sand Shifter will now be moved to Waquoit Bay over the next week where she will spend the next two months for some long overdue maintenance prior to starting the next season sometime in September.

Once the Post-Dredge Survey is completed the results will be posted in an update to The Dredge Report.

There will also be posts from time to time highlighting some of the work being done in the ‘off-season’ on the equipment.

Below are some picture from the last day of dredging at Saquatucket Harbor on July 1st.

Moving anchor.

Moving an anchor along the eastern breakwater at Saquatucket Harbor

Sand Shifter dredging channel.

The Sand Shifter dredging in the channel.

Variety of debris.

A variety of debris that was brought up while dredging the inner harbor.

Pipe run from Saquatucket Entrance Channel to Neal Road.

Dredge discharge at Neal Road.

Harwich Harbormasters Office

Harwich Harbormaster’s Office overlooking Saquatucket Harbor.


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