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The Dredge Report | Week of March 7, 2021

Stage Harbor, Chatham

Sand Shifter – Stage Harbor, Chatham

Dredging continued from Sunday through Wednesday morning when at low tide a break was found in the pipe. The picture below shows the break and the dredged material escaping from the break. Fortunately the break was found and repaired quickly and dredging continued within a couple of hours. Unfortunately, strong winds were forecasted again and dredge ops stopped through the weekend.


Break in pipe from plane

A break in a section of the pipe where two sections were joined together.


During the windy and cold weekend weather, the crew took the opportunity to repair damaged sections of pipe (sections that were not in use) in the Hardings Beach parking lot.


Fusion Machine

A ‘fusion machine’ was rented by the County Dredge and was used to repair various sections of damaged pipe. 


Pipe in Hardings Beach parking lot

Sections of pipe awaiting repair in the parking lot at Hardings Beach.

Sand Shifter on station

The Sand Shifter continues dredging in Stage Harbor Channel.

Above photos courtesy of Ted Keon, town of Chatham.

Cod Fish II – Enroute to Falmouth Harbor

The Cod Fish II began the transit from Sesuit Harbor, Dennis to Falmouth Harbor on Wednesday. The final destination is Popponesset Bay for the Cod Fish II‘s next project. Below are a few pictures as she makes her way from Sesuit through the Cape Cod Canal and into Buzzards Bay.

Cod Fish II at sunrise

J.W. Doane at sunrise in Sesuit

Cod Fish II departing Sesuit Harbor

Cod Fish II departing Sesuit Harbor


Cod Fish II transiting Cape Cod Canal

Cod Fish II transiting the Cape Cod Canal

Cod Fish II in Buzzards Bay

Cod Fish II passing Cleveland East Ledge Light in Buzzards Bay


Above photos courtesy of Rich Randall, Barnstable County Dredge