Luedtke Engineering Company will begin harbor dredging on June 20 with the tug ANN MARIE and a dredge. The dredging work in the channel is expected to last about two months.
Tug ANN MARIE is 71 feet long and was built in 1980. Last winter, it sank on the Saginaw River, where it had been working on another dredging project. For more on that, see Saginaw River Images.
Dredging was made necessary due to shoaling that last year prevented the CLIPPER LOYALTY from loading biodiesel here.