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Residents of Barnstable County, Massachusetts waited patiently for the newly minted Sand Shifter Dredge to arrive.  Well their wait is finally over. The brand new $2 million dredge built by Ellicott Dredges of Maryland has finally reached Falmouth Harbor. Everyone is really excited about the project. In fact, harbor officials are ready to unveil their brand new aquatic masterpiece to the general public. The Sand Shifter to Undergo One Final Test A team of representatives from Ellicott Dredges are performing preliminary tests this week.  Our team is working around the clock to make sure that everything is in working  order...
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Superior Dredging of Illinois has announced that their Fall 2017 dredge projects on Jimmerson Lake, Indiana, are underway. The work, conducted by their brand new Ellicott Swinging Dragon® dredge “JENNY-KAY”, started at Site 1 by the dam on West Bachelor Road last week. It will continue its work on the channel towards the east. This area is expected to take 3 weeks to complete. From there, work will move down to the south end of the lake for three separate projects. Next up, will be the nearly silted in channel along Lane 101D referred to as Site 8. From there, the...
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The Barnstable County Dredge Program has launched a campaign giving the public the opportunity to pick the name of their newest dredge. The Ellicott vessel is currently under construction in Baltimore, Maryland and is expected to make its way to the cape sometime next month. Interim Assistant County Administrator Stephen Tebo explained the decision. “We figured we would bring it back to the residents of Barnstable County to have a fun campaign to see if we can name, and rather than just have us pick a name for it we figured it would be good bring some awareness of what...
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OHIO, USA – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2016 dredging season, having removed more than 1 million cubic yards (apprx. 765,000 m3) of dredged material from state park lakes and other state properties. The State’s dredge fleet consists primarily of Ellicott Model 460SL swinging ladder dredges. The 1 million cubic yards of sediment is the most that has ever been removed in the history of the state’s dredging program. ODNR Director, James Zehringer, attributes ODNR’s dredging success to the dedicated staff and the strategic use of available resources, which serves to improve boater access and...
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DELAWARE, USA – Two Ellicott 460SL dredges are currently being used in a large tidal marsh restoration project at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. This is one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. The project will restore a highly damaged tidal marsh/barrier beach ecosystem covering about 4,000 acres (1618.7 ha) within the former freshwater impoundment system on the refuge. This coastal wetland restoration improves the ability of the refuge marshes to withstand future storms and sea level rise and improves habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. One of the two Ellicott 460SL dredges in operation...
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BALTIMORE, MD — Ellicott is pleased to announce a completely new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon® dredge. The new dredger takes advantage of modern, up-to-date technology and advanced design techniques. This unit will eventually replace the renowned Series 1870 Dragon as Ellicott’s standard and in-stock 20” dredge. “This is a truly modern and efficient design without any sacrifice of the versatility, long life, and high production rates that owners of the 1870 have come to expect,” says Paul Quinn, Vice President of Sales for Ellicott. “With over 18 months in development, this is the most thoroughly...
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Southwind Construction Corporation, an Indiana-based dredging contractor, will begin dredging operations within the Dismal Swamp Canal near marker No.22 on June 29, 2015. These dredging operations will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the dredger ‘Kristi Joe’ and tender ‘Danny Joe’ will be involved in this dredging project. Floating rubber and polyethylene pipeline associated with the dredging operations will traverse both northerly and southerly along the western shoreline of Dismal Swamp Canal to the adjacent Upland Disposal Area located along the Lake Drummond Feeder Ditch. The Dismal Swamp Canal dredging scheme will last until July...
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Watch Hill Marina Dredging Completed Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill marina is now open following successful completion of the maintenance dredging program. “The dredging completed in the Watch Hill channel will provide safe passage for ferries, emergency services, and private boaters for many summers to come” said Fire Island National Seashore Facility Manager James Dunphy. Portions of the navigation channel to Watch Hill – accessible by passenger ferry, private boat, and foot only – were dredged this past winter to maintain safe, public access to marina and docking facilities. More than 29,000 cubic yards of material were removed from the...
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Prime Hook Refuge work to start in June Work to restore the marshes at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is expected to start June 15, the first phase in a $38 million plan to build storm and sea level rise resiliency on the 10,144-acre federal holding along Delaware Bay. Step one will be to carve out relic drainage channels that historically allowed the marsh to drain. Once drainage is restored, 1.1 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beach just south of Fowler Beach road to fill openings that formed or were worsened during Superstorm Sandy. A...
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just announced that after 62 days of work their hopper dredger McFarland successfully completed emergency dredging operations on the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. The ‘Mac’, one of four oceangoing hopper dredgers owned and operated by the Army Corps, was called upon because high stages impacted navigation. This vessel is the only dredger in the world with triple capability for direct pumpout, bottom discharge and sidecasting or boom discharge. Source: Dredging Today
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