USA: St. Joseph Harbor Dredging Underway

According to, the St. Joseph harbor is being dredged.

MCM Marine began pumping sand out of the channel, over the weekend and putting it back on the beach which is good news for shippers and beachgoers.

“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.”

It originally wasn’t supposed to happen this year, but The Army Corps found funding after a build-up of sand closed the shipping lanes.


Dredging Today Staff, April 10, 2012;