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  • 1 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Cobourg, ON, will begin its annual spring removal of built-up sediment in the Cobourg Harbor in the following days. Each year, a significant amount of silt and sediment is carried along the north shore of Lake Ontario by waves and currents and deposited at the mouth of the harbor and within the […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that following their push, the Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) includes a new authorization for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study. The senators said that following the damaging flooding that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last summer, causing millions of dollars in damages, […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Oswego Harbor needs around $1.8 million in additional dredging work, according to the Port of Oswego Executive Director Jonathan Daniels. Regarding this issue, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stated: “The Port of Oswego is gearing up for a boost in ship traffic and imports in valuable commodities, but the federal government holds the keys to […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2014, a bill which Rep. Tom Reed was an original cosponsor of, passed the House of Representatives yesterday. The bill authorizes clean-up endeavors and efforts to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes watershed including projects in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Seneca and Tompkins counties. “The health of our […]

  • 12 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Oak Orchard Harbor will receive a large maintenance dredging this year, valued at $420,000 and funded through the Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill. Schumer met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District Director LTC Beaudoin who confirmed the USACE’s plans and said that dredging is scheduled […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Braddock Bay restoration project, and announced that the Phase II construction of the new barrier beach and boating navigation channel is moving full-steam ahead and will be finished by the end of this year. The Senator secured $9.5 million in federal U.S. […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Mowat Centre study conducted for the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050. Following nearly three decades of higher than […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    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. The work being conducted consists of repairing 600 linear feet along the lake side of the West […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, awarded a $7.8 million contract on October 6, 2015 to Wesson Group LLC, for the construction of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project located in Greece, NY on the Lake Ontario shoreline.  The contract covers the construction of a barrier beach: 1) a 1,675-foot long continuous rubblemound […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a cleanup plan that will remove contamination in the creek corridor of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport, N.Y. The creek corridor is approximately one mile in length and extends from the Erie Canal to Harwood Street in Lockport. According to EPA, the Creek and […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, yesterday confirmed the Government of Canada’s funding to clean up contaminated sediment at Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour. Environment Canada will lead the Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U. S. Steel […]

  • 16 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act, which would free up critical dredging funding for Port of Oswego, to be included in a key infrastructure bill that is currently moving through Congress. This legislation would free up badly-needed funds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) must […]

  • 11 December 2012

    Environment Canada and the Hamilton Port Authority are launching a structural test project that will provide further information to help in the development of the proposed Randle Reef sediment remediation project. The test project will involve pile driving on Randle Reef in order to confirm engineering design details. The resulting information will be incorporated into […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Chris Collins announced last week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY17 Work Plan for Operations & Maintenance includes $725,000 in maintenance dredging funding for the Wilson Harbor, NY. “Ensuring our harbors are dredged and maintained on a regular basis helps deter safety risks and potential negative impacts to a local economy,” […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations bill, expected to pass Congress this week, will allocate $2.32 million in federal funding to dredge the Port of Rochester’s Harbor next year. This funding had been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget. In […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In support of Governor Cuomo’s NY is Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, wetland construction activities began last week to restore and enhance more than 200 acres of coastal fisheries habitat at Buck Pond, part of the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area marsh complex in Monroe County, the New York State Department of […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), Co-Chair of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to dredge the Port of Rochester and Irondequoit Bay. After receiving a letter from Slaughter in March urging the Corps to obligate funding for dredging purposes, the Corps expects to begin dredging […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens yesterday announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality. “New York remains vulnerable to the effects of climate change, especially from more frequent severe […]

  • 9 August 2013

    During a tour of the Port of Oswego day before yesterday, Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced a new effort to pass a strong Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and bring critical support and infrastructure improvements to Central New York Ports and the Great Lakes region. This legislation will significantly impact […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA) 2014 was posted for public comments until July 3, 2014. This agreement will help the Government of Canada continue to make progress on protecting and enhancing Great Lakes water quality and deliver on its important bi-national commitments with the United States […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is reviewing four New York Harbors to determine if they require dredging due to sediment damage from Superstorm Sandy, including Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County. Schumer is urging the USACE to expedite the review of Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    G3 Canada Limited has announced that it will construct a new lake terminal at the Port of Hamilton to originate grains and oilseeds out of Southern Ontario for export to global markets. The 50,000 metric tonne facility will be located at Pier 26 in the Port of Hamilton, just off Queen Elizabeth Way. Grains and […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Vessels

    The 350-foot-long tourist landmark on Lake Kalamazoo, S.S. Keewatin steamship will be set free once 50,000 cubic yards of the muck and mud are removed this week. The Keewatin is surrounded by approximately 12 feet of silt and dredging the muck is the first step to getting the ship ready to cover a 600-mile trip […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge Wilson Harbor and keep the harbor fully open. Each day, sediment settles at the bottom of Lake Ontario, reducing water […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat Quinn last week welcomed Governors and representatives from the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to Chicago for the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2014 executive meeting. The two-day summit is focused on protection of the Great Lakes and finding innovative ways to grow the economy throughout the Great Lakes region. […]

  • 1 June 2012

    The SS Keewatin was launched yesterday afternoon on a journey back to its port of origin in Georgian Bay, WHTC reports. Two tug boats slowly towed the 105-year-old, 350-foot vintage steamship through Kalamazoo Lake, and the vessel is expected to get into the waters of Lake Michigan sometime today. Canadian interests paid more than a […]