January 23, 2013, dredge Samson finally arrives at Allen Harbor Marine area.

Another angle

Dyke at Pleasant Road Beach

Calm but cold.

Captain Ted of the dredge Samson has been in to report to us that he is ready to continue dredging the Allen Harbor Marine portion of the dredge project. He has started at our main dock area and is working west toward the gas dock area. Craig LeBlanc and Brandon Small have moved our docks en mass up in to the creek with the help of the dredge crew. The Yacht Club docks have been floated back in to place and the pilings are being driven to anchor them. If you notice the bright yellow boom going across the harbor don’t worry, it is not an oil spill, it is merely a netting arrangement to keep the winter flounder which are spawning out of the area being dredged. This netting was mandated as part of the okay for our extension of the permit to continue dredging until February 28th. This netting cost the town upwards of $30,000.00 to buy to satisfy the division of Marine Fisheries. We hope the Flounder appreciate it. The county dredge “Codfish” has completed the dredging of the Herring River and built the dykes to hold the spoil from Allen Harbor on the Pleasant Road Beach. The dredge is expected to begin work on the mooring field late this week. They will pump some 10,000 cubic yards into the dykes at the beach which will then be de-watered and eventually hauled away to the old town dump. The large dredge Samson has estimated about 17 more scows to remove the mud from the Allen Harbor Marine portion and they are in hopes of putting a 3rd scow in operation by next week which will speed up the dredging as they can be filling one scow as on travels to the dump site and one travels back from the dump site.

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