I’ve spent the last week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, had no idea what I would blog about until I arrived… There tied up right in front of my eyes is the Army Corps of Engineers newest Shallow Draft Dredge, “Murden”.

Commissioned on May 29th of this year, she is working her first job dredging the Hatteras Channel to make it safe for the Hatteras to Ockracoke Island ferry runs. Sand from storms has filled the channel in making area unnavigable.

Dredge Murden sailing at dawn.

Photo: ©John Skelson

Murden at work dredging the channel.

Photo: ©John Skelson

And lets not forget the dredging operations in the KVK. Drill boat Apache blasting rock in the KVK.

Great Lakes dredge digging mud in the KVK.

Photo: ©John Skelson

The Scary teeth of the cutter on the dredge Florida at the entrance of the KVK.

Photo: ©John Skelson

Dredge New York at “Con Hook” in the KVK.

Great Lakes Sand Dredge “Padre Island” KVK. Photo by Phyllis J Featherstone.

Will be back blogging from Kill Van Kull and NY Harbor next week.

by John Skelson for Working Harbor Committee

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