The Dredge Report | Week of December 13, 2020
Dredging operations began in Bourne on the Little Bay project. As mentioned last week, there are two sections of this project. The first section in the ‘Improvement’ area of the channel has never been dredged and this where we started. After a day and a half of dredging in this area, it proved to be too rocky (rocks as large as bowling balls) and the risk of damaging the ‘cutterhead’ became too high so we had to move to the main section. This second section, referred to as the Maintenance’ area was last dredged in 1968.
The Nor’easter that blew through on Wednesday forced us to suspended operations but dredging was resumed on Thursday and continued through the weekend.
The dredged material from this project will be used for beach nourishment purposes in Bourne and in Sandwich.
The following pictures show some of the dredge operations:
Cod Fish II
The Cod Fish II was moved to Provincetown on Monday from Pamet Harbor and the pipe needed was towed to Provincetown on Saturday. Dredging is planned to begin on Monday.