VIDEO: Saving the East Point Lighthouse

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and N.J. Department of Environmental Protection are working on a plan to save the East Point Lighthouse by building a beach in front of it.

According to Maurice River Township Committeewoman Kathy Ireland, the lighthouse is in danger of being washed away whenever a storm hits the Delaware Bayshore.

The new beach will also protect an archeological site adjacent to the lighthouse and a protected habitat for horseshoe crabs and red knots.

The lighthouse was built in 1849 at the mouth of the Maurice River and re-designed by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1980.

Photo: lighthousefriends

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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