Harbor to be scooped

Dredging machines will once again be off the shores of Grand Haven this spring, opening the way for large lake vessels.
Alex Doty
Mar 23, 2012

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit District office awarded a $637,915 contract to MCM Marine Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie to dredge the harbors at Grand Haven and Holland this spring.

“Grand Haven’s portion is $256,450 and we’re dredging 35,500 cubic yards of sediment,” said Tom O’Bryan, area engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

MCM will dredge sandy material from the outer harbor, placing it near the shore in Grand Haven.

O’Bryan noted that the outer harbor area is from the J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island downstream toward Lake Michigan.

“We will be dredging the harbor to a projected depth of 23 feet,” he said.

O’Bryan said he was unsure when the project would start due to several other dredging projects taking place on the lake, but he expected it would be completed by mid-May.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

 

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