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Posted 3/22/2012

Release no. 032212-01

Lynn Rose

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $637,915 contract to MCM Marine, Inc., of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to dredge the harbors at Grand Haven and Holland in southwest Michigan.

“Regular maintenance dredging of the Grand Haven and Holland harbors is essential to keep marine commerce moving in an effective and efficient Great Lakes Navigation System,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer. “We are proud contributors to the system and of the economic benefit that it returns to the nation.”

Dredging at Grand Haven and Holland should begin in early April and be completed by mid-May. MCM will dredge predominately sandy material from the harbors, placing it along the shoreline in Holland and near the shore in Grand Haven.

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 questions or more details, please contact Lynn Rose, Detroit District public affairs officer, at (313) 226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, (313) 226-2033.