Dredging continues

The Marine Tech crane barge Dean R. Smith has been dredging in and near the shipping lanes in the harbor since the spring. Lately, it has been stationed close by the Lift Bridge. On Monday afternoon, it was working hard dropping the clam shell down to the bottom (about 29 feet below) and lifting material up and into the scow that was tied to the crane barge (above). They work with 2 scows; filling one with material from the bottom, mostly sand, while the other is taken by the tug Callie M. to Erie Pier on the St. Louis River where it is emptied. They then return to the crane barge and exchange scows. Photo taken on August 19, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-21-2008
Kenneth Newhams :