Suffolk County has awarded H&L Contracting out of Hauppauge, NY, the contract for the dredging of the channel into Silver Eel Cove.
The contractor is expected to mobilize to the site on Wednesday, November 17, and work around the clock. A total of 1.700 cubic yards will be removed.
With a production goal of 400 cubic yards per day, the work should take 4-5 days to complete, weather permitting. The ferry schedule should not be affected, the officials said.
The channel into Silver Eel Cove is too shallow at low tide for the ferries and this dredging project will remediate that issue. The last time the channel was dredged was in 1992.
Additionally, the dredged material is clean sand which will be dropped and dried on the parking lot north of the USCG station and then deployed along and on the waterside berm on the north side of Fishers from the Silver Eel breakwater to behind the Ferry Freight building.
Dredging operations will begin requiring the use of the entire north side of the ferry parking lot behind the Annex to dump and dry the dredged sand.