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The Dredge Report | Week of April 18, 2021

Cod Fish II – Popponesset Bay, Mashpee


Another week with wind and seas limiting the number of dredging days. Two half days and one full day did allow us to make progress in the work required to complete this project.

Progress Report

Dredging status of the Cod Fish II

Cod Fish II heading into the bay on April 24th

Sand Shifter – Aunt Lydia’s Cove, Chatham

Phase one of a two phase dredging project in Aunt Lydia’s Cove started on April 19th. The first phase is to dredge and discharge 7,000 Cubic Yards to the Chatham Bar’s Inn beach property, and then to dredge and discharge 10,000 Cubic Yards to the Linnell Lane area (to the north) for a combined total of 17,000 Cubic Yards. More than a dozen mooring blocks had to be removed by the town to clear the area being dredged.

The short distance (~1,500 feet) to the CBI property will advantageous for the Sand Shifter as she can pump much higher volumes when distances are short.

Dredging started on Monday morning and continued through Friday when a main discharge pipe leaked from a weld in the pipe. The area where this crack was located was in the engine room nearby fuel and hydraulic lines so a great deal of caution had to be exercised while doing this repair. The Sand Shifter was back operational on Saturday ready to resume dredging on Monday.

Patch welded on to a discharge pipe

Patch welded on the main discharge pipe onboard the Sand Shifter