All Set for Port Penn Dredging

The Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn, Delaware, and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will be periodically closed starting June 12 through July 11, for maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel.

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife said in its latest release that during this time period, the boat ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. each Monday until 5 p.m. each Thursday, reopening from 5 p.m. each Thursday until 8 a.m. each Monday.

The site parking lot will remain open for the duration of the dredging project, according to the announcement.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, by July 12.

Boaters who regularly use the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp may opt to use the Fort DuPont Boat Ramp, located approximately five miles north in Delaware City, said DNREC.

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