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The Dredge Report | Week of December 6, 2020

The Cod Fish II

A mixed bag of weather during the week, but in the end, the Cod Fish II completed the dredging of Pamet Harbor in Truro. This project, estimated to be approximately 3,120 Cubic Yards of sand from the Approach & Inner Channel in the harbor is part of an annual maintenance dredging project for the town.

Now that the dredging has been completed, a Post-Dredge survey will be performed by our consultant (Foth Environmental & Consulting) which will determine the actual volume of sand that was removed and will be used to determine the cost for these services.

It’s a Win-Win! Truro gets their harbor dredged at a significance savings from what a private contractor would charge (at least 65% – 70% less), and the County charge for this service is intended to cover the costs of our operations.

Pre-Dredge Survey showing the areas needing to be dredged (the dark hatched areas) in Pamet Harbor.

Water and sand being pumped from Pamet Harbor.

Sand Shifter

Staging for the Little Harbor, Bourne dredging project continued with the floating of pipe that was still in Cotuit (@ Sampsons Island). Raising the 2 sections of pipe (3.000’ & 3500’) can take the majority of the day.

On Thursday the Sand Shifter was moved to Little Bay by the JW Doane (one of our Pushboats) along with a section of pipe that was towed by the Commander (our 35’ Duffy). While making the transit, the wind and seas steadily increased and the Sand Shifter had to put into Falmouth Harbor for the night while the Commander continued onto Little Bay. On Friday the Sand Shifter completed the transit to Little Bay.

Setup was completed on Saturday, anticipating the start of dredging operations on Monday.

Looking aft from the back deck of the Commander towing pipe to Bourne