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Dredge Staff

Ken Cirillo, Dredge Manager

Office: 508.375.3655 Mobile: 508.360.2275


Jason Bevis, Dredge Superintendent


Richard Randall, Maintenance Engineer

Tanner Dailey, Site Foreman

Chris Armstrong, Dredge Leverman

Cory Fleming, Dredge Leverman

Andrew Dipietro, Deckhand

Chris Wiinikainen, Deckhand

A Week in Review
Below please find our weekly updates for Barnstable County Dredge activity, posted each Monday.

The Dredge Report – Week of November 15, 2020

The Sand Shifter started dredge operation in the Parker River entrance channel on Monday and continued throughout the week. This project is the first of several for the town of Yarmouth. Once completed, we’ll be moving to Bass River working from entrance up to and under Route 28.   The Cod Fish II is still […]

The Dredge Report – Week of November 8, 2020

The winds just kept up and never gave us a break with one day a repeat of the next: Monday – Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 knots, Tuesday – Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25, Wednesday – West winds 10 – 15 with gusts to 20 […]

The Dredge Report – Week of November 1, 2020

The County Dredge teams work continues breaking down the equipment from the Dead Neck/Sampsons Island project in Cotuit. Part of the work required pipe being removed from the Booster Station that was staged on the barge as well as from the Cod Fish I. This Booster Station was rented and will be returned to Ellicott […]

Barnstable County Dredge Program in the Barnstable Patriot

November 6, 2020 – Read about the Barnstable County Dredge Program in the Barnstable Patriot: Tidal flushing: 3-phase Cotuit dredge wraps up as county program celebrates 25 years

The Dredge Report – Week of October 25, 2020

As mentioned in last weeks report, the crew worked all of this past week on finishing up the Dead Neck/Sampson’s Island project and we are glad to report that the work was completed on Saturday! Our schedule had us completing this project at the end of this week so we finished one week  ahead of […]

The Dredge Report – Week of October 18, 2020

Much of the work this week was focused on the Dead Neck/Sampsons Island project in Cotuit. We are nearing the end of the project with an estimated 5 – 7 days remaining. To give you an example of what some of 40,000 Cubic Yards looks like, the picture below was taken on Friday showing the […]

Dredge Project Updates | Week of October 11, 2020

The work continues as the dredge crew worked on Columbus Day and throughout the week. A few windy days, a minor hydraulic hose that had to be repaired and all in all it was a very good week of dredge operations. The Cod Fish II was moved to Falmouth on Wednesday in preparation for the […]

Dredge Project Updates | Week of October 4, 2020

Dredging operations continued in the Dead Neck/Sampsons Island project in Nantucket Sound in what was another windy week. The first days two days were spent moving pipe from the south side of the island to the north side, inside of the Seapuit River. As noted last week, we moved our barge from Fairhaven to Sampsons […]

Dredge Project Updates: A Week in Review

The Sand Shifter Dredge operations continued during the week of September 27 on Sampsons Island/Dead Neck for the town of Barnstable. The first phase was completed on Thursday, October 1, and the next step will be moving the pipe around to the inside of the island along the Seapuit River, running to the eastern end […]

Barnstable County Dredging Program Begins 25th Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BARNSTABLE, MA—September 21, 2020— The Barnstable County Dredge season officially begins its 25th season today, continuing in its mission to improve the recreational, environmental and economic value of our changing coastline and estuaries while achieving cost savings for municipalities on Cape Cod. The program experienced impediments over the past three years to its […]

Barnstable County Dredge Program: Fun Facts
Over the past 24 years, the County dredges have removed approximately 2,188,676 cubic yards of material from 300 projects. 95% of that material went to rebuilding the beaches around Cape Cod.

In 1993 Barnstable County conducted a needs assessment and a cost benefit analysis of operating a municipal dredge program on behalf of the towns, and found that indeed it would be both beneficial to the towns and cost effective.

The County and its legislative delegation approached the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and requested financial assistance in the form of $1 million capital grant for the purchase of a dredge and ancillary equipment.  Prior to this grant, the state was responsible for funding 75% of the cost of municipal dredge projects and the town was responsible for the remaining 25%.  However, funding constraints at the state level meant that much of the dredge work was not completed on a timely basis or was never accomplished.

As stipulated in the grant Agreement, the provision of capital grant replaces the state funding for municipal dredge projects here on the Cape.


Sampson’s Island, Cotuit 2019