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Posted 3/29/2012

Release no. 032912-01


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Lynn Rose
313-226-4680
lynn.m.rose@us.army.mil

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $336,175 contract to MCM Marine, Inc., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for the dredging of St. Joseph Harbor in southwest Michigan.

MCM plans to start the dredging in early April and finish up in mid-April. The contractor will deposit the shoaled material along a shoreline area south of the harbor.

“St. Joseph Harbor is an important contributor to the overall Great Lakes Navigation System, which provides the nation a very economically efficient, environmentally clean and safe method of transportation,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer. “The Corps of Engineers is pleased to provide dredging to ensure that important commodities can be reliably transported into the harbor.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system that includes 94 harbors and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels that join lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.

For more details, contact Lynn Rose, Detroit District public affairs officer, 313-226-4680; or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2033.