After years of waiting and wrangling to gain approval for dredging Duxbury’s harbor and navigational channel, the dredging machinery is expected to be on site on Friday.
This is the latest information on the project, according to Town Manager René Read. The dredging had been slated to begin on September 21.
Dredging of the federal entrance channel marked by navigational nuns and cans 12 through 22 will begin first and should run seven days a week, 24 hours a day, said Read. All boat moorings in the harbor must be removed by October 14 in anticipation of the dredger moving into the anchorage.
The Army Corps of Engineers is in charge of the dredging project and the company who will do the actual dredging is Cashman/Burnham.
The dredging project window runs until December 31.
The channel and the anchorage were last dredged in 1997.