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Posted 4/19/2011

Release no. 041911-03


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Lynn Duerod
313-226-4680

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract to dredge the National Park Service Dock on North Manitou Island, located in Lake Michigan about 30 miles northwest of Traverse City, Mich.

MCM Marine, Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was awarded the $413,040 contract to dredge 48,500 cubic yards of material and place it on shore for beach nourishment.

North Manitou Island is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, operated by the National Parks Service.

“Our International and Interagency Services program enables the Corps to partner with other federal agencies such as the National Parks Service, offering our technical expertise for the benefit of the American people,” said Lt. Col. Michael Derosier, district engineer. “We look forward to working with the Parks Service, which is responsible for the cost of the dredging, and for delivering a project that enhances one of our national treasures.”

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, please contact Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, at 313-226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, at 313-226-2033.