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  • August

    A look back: Williams' 30+ years of service

    "If you walk around this vessel, chances are you will find him working somewhere around here, even when he is off the watch," Dredge Hurley Assistant Master Tim Tucker said. "We sometimes have to make him stop to go to his room to relax after a long day. If some of the kids coming out of high school these days would show up with half of the work ethic that he has, we would really get a lot more done." Tucker is describing Curtis Williams, who is also known by many on the dredge as "Lil Wolf". Williams is the Dredge Hurley's ship keeper and has been with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a little more than 30 years.
  • July

    Corps continues legacy of dredging at Port of Alaska

    All summer long, a crimson and white boat moves back and forth through the waters near the Port of Alaska collecting silt, sand and gravel off the seafloor to allow vessels to navigate the harbor in Anchorage. The boat is a dredging vessel called the Westport, operated by Manson Construction of Seattle, Wash., which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District contracted to maintain the mooring areas for the past three years.
  • June

    Harbor dredging contract awarded

    Congratulations to the Harbor Dredging Project Delivery Team (PDT) for awarding the contract to dredge four local harbors: Elvis Stahr Harbor in Hickman, Ky.; Memphis Harbor-McKellar Lake and Wolf River Harbor in Memphis, Tenn.; and Helena Harbor in Phillips County, Ark.
  • May

    Army Corps Navigation Mission Part of Baltimore’s Continued Maritime Heritage

    Baltimore is historically a port city with a rich maritime history and the Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s navigation mission plays a large part in that continued heritage. While the District maintains over 290 miles of federal navigable channels within the Susquehanna River watershed through its navigation mission, support to the Port of Baltimore is a key aspect of that mission.
  • February

    Norfolk District navigation support team preps, updates inlet for dredging

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation team arrived at Croatan Point here early February to replace pilings and a floating dock in preparation for the next iteration of dredging.
  • January

    Memphis District: 2019 dredged up with a bang

    The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several missions associated with the Mississippi River. One of the most important is to keep the river channel at a depth that allows the river barge industry to dependably transport goods up and down the river. To deliver on this charge, the Memphis District awarded a contract/task order in the amount of $7,987,200 to the Inland Dredging Company in April of 2019. On Dec. 23, 2019, Inland Dredging Co. completed all work with a total of 1,289,598 cubic yards of sediment dredged from all 10 Memphis District Harbors.
  • December

    Dredging to start in Norfolk Harbor inner channels

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting are set to begin dredging the Norfolk Harbor Inner Channel and channel to Newport News on Saturday.
  • November

    Work to resume on Virginia Beach oceanfront project

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and city of Virginia Beach officials said Great Lakes Dredge & Dock LLC, the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project’s contractor, intends to mobilize equipment at 68th Street and install submerged pipeline between 60th and 61st streets here this week.
  • January

    Corps leader updates California maritime industry

    Despite a nearly $2 billion budget to maintain the nation's inland waterways and harbors, it simply isn't enough for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet all the maritime industry’s infrastructure needs, Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson told attendees at the winter meeting of the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference held in Marina del Rey, California, Jan. 21.
  • September

    Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    CONCORD, Mass. -- A combined maintenance dredging project at Norwalk Harbor in Norwalk, Conn., and at New Haven Harbor in New Haven, Conn., will be completed under the terms of an $8,238,900.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
  • December

    Dredging commences in Great Lakes contamination area after 40 years

    With one seamless swivel of a crane, a bucket of sediment was released into a barge the afternoon of Oct. 23 for the first time in over 40 years in the Indiana Harbor and Canal, one of the busiest ports by tonnage and the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes.
  • August

    USACE Galveston District awards $4.4 million contract to dredge Texas City Channel

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Mike Hooks Inc., in the amount of $4,397,500 for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel and placement area levee construction in Galveston County, Texas.