Source: Tom Leach, Harbormaster - Harwich, Massachusetts
Allen Harbor Dredging Completed
Harbormaster Tom Leach has reported to the Town Administrator that the Allen Harbor Dredging project for 2004 was completed on Thursday November 4, 2004 by the Barnstable County Dredging Department. Using an Ellicott® Series 670 "DRAGON®" Dredgenamed CODFISH the County dredge team deepened the Allen Harbor entrance channel to its permit control depth of 6' at 100' width over 2800' by pumping 12,000 cubic yards of sand to nearby public and private beaches as determined by the Board of Selectmen. The Harbormaster allowed an additional 2,000 yards of material be taken to reach the controlling depth. The cost of the project $66,000 at $5.55/cu. yard is being paid for from a series of articles called the Town dredging reserve fund. Material in this project had not been placed on the beaches east of Allen Harbor since 1998 when 2,417 cu. yards was placed at Wah Wah Taysee Road beach.
Many thanks to Wayne Jaedtke and crew of the County Dredge team for their efforts in getting the job done deepening the Allen Harbor Channel to 6' controlling depth so boat traffic will be clear to go and beach strollers can now legally pass.
Tom Leach, Harbormaster
Photo credits Tom Leach and Rene Read