Event on River Coal Dredging Industry Takes Place in Plymouth

The Plymouth Historical Society will host attorney F. Charles Petrillo of Wilkes-Barre who will speak on “The Susquehanna Navy: The River Coal Dredging Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania” on Thursday, January 14, in the senior center of Dan Flood Apartments in Plymouth, PA.

Petrillo will present several slides as part of a broader discussion of the region’s extensive river dredging operations in pursuit of anthracite.

Coal found its way into local waterways through various means and was eventually mined, processed and sent to market.

The dredging continued in the Wyoming Valley into the 1950s, and lasted in the lower anthracite fields into the 1990s. River dredging constituted an important and often under-appreciated aspect of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal mining history.

The event is the first of 13 public programs during Mining History Month in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and is free to the public.

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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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