Dean Marine wins Dunkirk dredging deal

The USACE Buffalo District awarded a $618,332 contract to Michigan-based, Dean Marine & Excavating, Inc., July 6, 2022, to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Dunkirk Harbor.

“This contract award facilitates the necessary dredging and ensures Dunkirk Harbor remains accessible to all recreational activities and commercial commodity transportation across the Great Lakes,” said Major Lyle Milliman, Deputy District Commander of the Buffalo District.

“Buffalo District, USACE maintains the federal navigation channels across the lower Great Lakes, which support our local communities, like Dunkirk, as well as the regional and national economies.”

A total of 30,000 cubic yards of material is contracted to be dredged from the federal navigation channel: 15,000 cubic yards will be placed in the open lake and 15,000 cubic yards will be placed in the near shore.

Dredging will focus on the federal navigation channel within the harbor and is scheduled to take place later this summer.

The harbor requires dredging every three years to remove approximately 60,000 cubic yards of material to maintain the navigation channel.

This area was last dredged in 2018 when approximately 128,000 cubic yards of material were removed.

Photo: Dean Marine & Excavating, Inc