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Long-awaited Dredging Begins in Savannah River’s Outer Channel

Posted on September 22, 2015

By Mary Carr Mayle, BiS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey vessel Georgia left the docks at Tybee Island Marina at first light Monday. She made it to her offshore destination before sunrise, as muted colors of pink and orange streaked the nearly cloudless sky.

But Corps officers and staffers, Georgia Ports officials and other members of Savannah’s maritime community had come to see the towering sight of the 220-foot dredge Alaska working away to deepen the port’s outer channel some five miles out into the Atlantic.


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