US Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for repairs to New York’s Oswego Harbor breakwater

Photo: US Army/Avery Schneider

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Buffalo District has awarded a US$4.75 million contract to Michigan-based Dean Marine Excavating for repairs to the Oswego Harbor west arrowhead breakwater and the foundation of the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse in Oswego, New York.

The breakwater and lighthouse foundation have been significantly damaged by storms, wave action, and deterioration for more than 90 years. Repairs will ensure continued safe navigation for commercial and recreational vessels between Lake Ontario and the rest of the Great Lakes.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and will be completed by the following autumn. Repairs will consist of an armour stone overlay.

During construction, the harbour’s federal navigation channel will remain open. However, the contractor’s equipment will be in a portion of the channel to complete repairs.

Commercial and recreational vessel operators are encouraged to proceed with caution when entering and exiting the federal navigation channel.

The project is fully federally funded.

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