US Army Corps awards York Harbour dredging contract

Prock Marine Company has been awarded the York Harbour project.

Prock Marine Company has been awarded a US$1.7 million contract for maintenance dredging of two anchorages and a portion of the entrance channel of the York Harbour federal navigation project in Maine.

The work includes mechanical maintenance dredging to remove shoals in the two 2.4-metre-deep anchorages and a portion of the 3.0-metre-deep entrance channel. It includes removing 30,500 cubic metres of primarily fine-grain sand, silt and clay and placing it 22 kilometres away at the Cape Arundel disposal site. Removal of derelict moorings may also be required.

York Harbour lies at the mouth of the York River, a small stream that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The harbour is located about 66 kilometres southwest of Portland and is used for fishing and recreational charter boats, lobstering, sport fishing and recreational fleets.

The US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, said work would begin once approvals were issued.

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