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The Dredge Report | Week of April 4, 2021

Cod Fish I & Cod Fish II – Popponesset Bay, Mashpee Dredging continued on Monday but on Tuesday morning the Cod Fish II experienced a mechanical breakdown. The clutch on the main engine ‘seized’ forcing the shutdown of the engine. The dredge was brought into the Cotuit Town dock for repairs. Fortunately, the Sand Shifter […]

The Dredge Report | Week of March 28, 2021

Sand Shifter – Stage Harbor, Chatham Earlier in the week, the Sand Shifter finished the main part of the dredging and ‘broke’ through the southeastern edge of the channel and mid-day on Wednesday the Sand Shifter completed this most important dredging project.  The rest of the week was spent demobilizing; breaking down and moving the pipe, […]

Cod Fish II

The Dredge Report | Week of March 21, 2021

Sand Shifter – Stage Harbor, Chatham Nearing the end of this project, last week we were able to dredge three out of six days with dredging operations having to stop due to winds/seas. We are anticipating just another two days of dredging to clean up some of the shoals in the middle of the channel. […]

Sand Shifter on station

The Dredge Report | Week of February 7, 2021

Sand Shifter – Stage Harbor, Chatham The Sand Shifter started dredging the Stage Harbor channel on Saturday! Most of the week was spent in mobilizing the pipe, bringing the dredge on station in the channel, and getting the pipe connected to the Booster Station. Dredging actually started on Wednesday, but the Booster Pump wasn’t working […]

sand shifter in Little Bay Bourne

The Dredge Report | Week of January 31, 2021

Sand Shifter – Stage Harbor, Chatham Another week of putting the many pieces of the Stage Harbor ‘jig saw’ puzzle together continues! What’s left until we can actually start dredging? Moving the Booster Station from the parking lot in Hardings Beach east about 2,000 feet down the beach. Finish assembling the 10 three hundred foot […]

Arriving in Stage Harbor

The Dredge Report | Week of January 24, 2021

Cod Fish II – Sesuit Harbor, Dennis Dredging took place just two days last week. The weather on Monday still had seas to high keeping the Cod Fish II inside the harbor. On Tuesday the crew was needed to help with the staging for the Stage Harbor project (see below). On Wednesday and Thursday, the […]

sand shifter in Little Bay Bourne

The Dredge Report | Week of January 17, 2021

Cod Fish II Dredging continued on the Cod Fish II in Sesuit Harbor, Dennis. We are nearing completion of this project as the weather has been favorable and the dredging has been mostly uninterrupted. That said, the weekends wind did require us to move the dredge into the inner harbor and we ceased dredging over […]

The Dredge Report | Week of January 10, 2021

Sand Shifter Another project completed! The Sand Shifter finished dredging operations on Wednesday in Little Bay, Bourne. The last two days of the work brought the Sand Shifter into some very rocky areas having to stop dredging at least once per hour to remove rocks of various sizes that got stuck in the dredge ‘cutter […]

Dredge Report | Week of January 3, 2021

Sand Shifter  The Sand Shifter was back dredging on Thursday after a few days of being out of action after a ‘wear liner’ was damaged and needed to be replaced (see pictures below). The repair required the Sand Shifter to be brought alongside the dock in the Pocasset River, removal of the top deck of […]

The Dredge Report | Week of December 27, 2020

Sand Shifter The Sand Shifter continued dredging operations in Little Bay, Bourne. The Sand Shifter has made great progress in dredging the ‘Maintenance’ section of this project. As noted in the Pre-Dredge survey graphic below, we are now dredging in the last leg of the channel. After a couple of days of dredging last week, […]

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