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Corps of Enginners provides update on Beals Harbour and Pig Island Gut

Project Updates // January 9, 2017

The Maine District of the US Army Corps of Engineers says the town of Beals has requested maintenance dredging. About 83,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the 10-foot anchorage in Beals Harbour, and 17,000 cubic yards will be removed from the 6ft channel and 6ft anchorage of Pig Island Gut.

Disposal will be at the previously-used Mark Island Disposal Site, about five miles away.

Dredging will be done by mechanical means. A contract was advertised for bids 22 December 2015 and bids were opened 21 January  2016. The contract was awarded on 20 April 2016 to Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company for US$3,433,015.

The dredge window when work can be performed is 8 November 2016 to 8 April 2017.

Cashman began dredging Beals Harbour on 5 December and a second dredge began dredging Pig Island Gut on 8 December 2016.

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