DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract for dredging Grand Haven (Outer) Harbor in Grand Haven, Mich.
The King Company, from Holland, Mich., will use more than $208,000 to dredge 35,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and place the dredged materials near shore for beach nourishment. Dredging is expected to be complete by mid-July.
“The Grand Haven harbor facilitates vessels carrying important commodities. We are proud of our partnership and mission to aid commercial navigation in that area,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.
Grand Haven Harbor totaled 722,000 tons of material shipped or received in 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available. Grand Haven is a federally designated harbor of refuge and home to the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Grand Haven Station.
The Detroit District, maintains a navigation system of 91 harbors and four connecting channels, including the channels joining lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie. For more details, contact Lynn Rose, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680.
To see the more information about Grand Haven Harbor, visit: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Operations/Grand-Haven-Harbor-MI/
Release no. 17-007