Work Kicks Off on Oswego Harbor Arrowhead Breakwater

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began construction of a maintenance repair on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 in Lake Ontario at the west arrowhead breakwater in Oswego Harbor, located in the City of Oswego, New York.

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The work being conducted consists of repairing 600 linear feet along the lake side of the West Arrowhead breakwater.

The contractor, Dean Marine and Excavating, Inc. will be conducting work throughout the summer with anticipated completion in September 2019.

“I applaud the Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, for beginning repairs on the Oswego Harbor west arrowhead breakwater,” said New York Congressman John Katko.

“The Oswego Harbor remains a vital economic driver for Oswego County and all of Central New York, supporting 250,000 tons of product delivered to 7 internal commercial ports. The repairs to the Oswego west arrowhead breakwater will promote safe navigation for ships, preserve the Harbor, and encourage commerce in Oswego.”

The West Arrowhead Breakwater runs 2,700 feet out toward the historic west pier head lighthouse, and protects the deep draft, commercial harbor for stakeholders, including the Port of Oswego, U.S. Coast Guard, NRG Energy, Sprague Energy, Lafarge Cement, Essroc Cement, and private marinas.