Source: Tom Leach, Harbormaster – Harwich, Massachusetts
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® brand Series 670 “DRAGON®” dredge named “CODFISH” the County dredge team deepened the Allen Harbor entrance channel to its permit control depth of 6 ft. at 100 ft. width over 2800 ft. by pumping 12,000 yd³ 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 to be taken to reach the controlling depth. The cost of the project $66,000 at $5.55/yd³ is being paid for from a series of articles called the Town dredging reserve fund. The material in this project had not been placed on the beaches east of Allen Harbor since 1998 when 2,417yd³ 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 ft. controlling depth so boat traffic will be clear to go and beach strollers can now legally pass.
Tom Leach, Harbormaster