Portland District’s dredger Essayons and its crew spent part of their summer in Alaska, dredging in the Cook Inlet navigation channel about six miles from Anchorage.
The federal navigation channel was constructed in 2000 and is essential to ship traffic entering and leaving the Port of Anchorage.
The Essayons is one of only two Corps-owned dredgers on the West coast.
The ship was built in 1983 and designed to dredge anywhere in the world. Its work typically takes it from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest to Alaska.
Dredging Today Staff, July 17, 2013