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EPA Begins Historic Full-Scale Dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

November 16, 2020

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group and other dignitaries marked the start of dredging operations in the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York, by the Carroll Street bridge. This is a major milestone in the history of one of the nation’s most contaminated waterways.

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New site off Maine coast could make it easier, safer to dredge the state's harbors

September 29, 2020

A patch of seabed off the coast of Kittery could make it easier to dredge — and ultimately, navigate — southern Maine harbors and channels.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 26 will open a new ocean site for depositing material from federal, state and commercial marine dredging projects. The site replaces one off Cape Arundel that will close next year, according to a notice published Friday in the Federal Register.

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Waterside Work Done For Season In Woods Hole

June 29, 2020

Marine construction has ended for the season at the Steamship Authority terminal in Woods Hole. The Jay Cashman Inc. crane barge departed Friday. Thus far, two new slips have been built, according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll. The third is expected to be finished in 2021.

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Jay Cashman Donates To Help Support Bradford Access

June 26, 2020

PROVINCETOWN – The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association has announced that Jay Cashman, founder and chairman of Jay Cashman, Inc., and the Cashman Family Foundation, has donated $150,000 to help support the Bradford Access Project.

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$5M outdoor, inclined elevator project in Provincetown to start May 18

April 29, 2020

Linking Pilgrim Monument to downtown is century-old idea, planners say

PROVINCETOWN — While visitors often stand along Bradford Street admiring the Pilgrim Monument, there’s been no easy or obvious way for them to visit, according to K. David Weidner, executive director of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

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Cashman Family Foundation's New Bridge In Perches, Haiti

March 27, 2020

The Cashman Family Foundation completed construction of a new bridge in Perches, Haiti. Tighe & Bond worked with the Foundation to help design the bridge. The Cashman Family Foundation is a charitable subsidiary of the Jay Cashman group of construction companies. The Foundation looks to partner with resource-constrained communities to build new bridges and roads. The work currently focuses on improvements in Haiti.

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Dredge Report: Army Corps project returns Plymouth Harbor depths to 1967 levels

January 27, 2020

PLYMOUTH – Underwater survey maps chart the completion of the harbor dredging project in paint-by-number clarity.

Orange, yellow, green, purple, red and blue rectangles on one map mark the dozens of cuts made by Burnham Associates as its dredging crew cleaned out the Plymouth Harbor anchorage basin for the Army Corp of Engineers over the last two years.

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DOMESTIC DREDGING: U.S. Ports Require a Diverse Fleet

November 27, 2019

The reasons for that are many and these realities cater to regulatory, commercial and regional needs.

The U.S. dredging market is complex and relies on the diverse fleet of private dredging companies to get the job done. In addition to design and technical capabilities, environmental restrictions and regulations often dictate whether a trailing suction hopper dredge, cutter suction dredge, or mechanical dredge can respond to the coastal protection, wetland restoration, port deepening, and channel maintenance needs of the Nation. No matter what the need, domestic dredgers are meeting the challenge.

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Dredging to start next month in Hingham

September 09, 2019

HINGHAM — Boaters are being told to get their boats and moorings out of Hingham Harbor by the end of the month so crews can begin dredging the area.

The town has the Inner Harbor Mooring Basin dredged once every decade or so to remove sediment and keep adequate water depths for boaters.

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First phase of Plymouth Harbor dredging ahead of schedule

February 13, 2019

The process was repeated countless times during the dredging with the same results – except one time.

PLYMOUTH - Time and time again, the clamshell bucket splashed into the water. Each time, the massive iron jaws brought up a small mountain of sand, then dropped the load in a waiting scow

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Doubling Down on Domestic Dredging

August 24, 2018

U.S. dredgers weigh in on infrastructure, U.S. capabilities and the road ahead.

Domestic dredging firms face many challenges in the coming months and years. At the same time, opportunities abound in a market and political climate that seems to beg for infrastructure upgrades, especially when it comes to harbors and inland waterways. Weighing in this edition on all of that – and more – are three U.S.-based dredging firms; Callan Marine, Cashman Dredging, and Weeks Marine.

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Dredging Tech: Reducing Human Error, Protecting the Environment

August 21, 2018

Innovative geofencing technology developed by Cashman Dredging and Marine Construction Company

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the start-up operations for what is commonly referred to as Phase II of the Boston Harbor deepening project. And, while Jay Cashman, Inc.’s Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company (Cashman Dredging) and the Dutra Group joint venture are off to an auspicious start to this important infrastructure improvement, I was particularly impressed with the new technology that Cashman Dredging has designed and implemented to prevent inadvertent placement of dredge material in non-authorized ocean disposal sites.

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$123M Boston Harbor Dredging Project Deepens Channel for Larger Ships

August 16, 2018

Work on a $123 million dredging project in New England's largest seaport is under way, with plans to continue for about three years to deepen the project to its newly authorized depths.

The dredging project in the Boston Harbor is designed to accommodate large container ships that are calling on the United States' east coast now that the Panama Canal improvements are completed, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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EPA cleanup in lower New Bedford Harbor nearly done

June 20, 2018

NEW BEDFORD — Superfund dredging in New Bedford Harbor south of Coggeshall Street is now more than 99 percent complete beneath the low tide line, according to David Lederer, head of the site for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Housatonic dredging finished early, under budget

April 04, 2018

A project to dredge the Housatonic River and move the material to Hammonasset State Park in Madison was completed two months ahead of schedule and under budget.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that work that was scheduled to end March 31 was finished by the end of December.

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Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico

October 04, 2017

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort has berthed at a pier in downtown San Juan, bringing 750 Navy medical personnel, 12 operating rooms and 250 hospital beds to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Moving Day at the Quincy Shipyard for the USS Salem

August 04, 2017

The USS Salem, nicknamed the Sea Witch, has been relocated from the northern section of the Quincy Shipyard, to its new home in the southern section. The Salem has been part of the landscape at the Quincy Shipyard and open to the public for many years, but most people are unaware of the Salem’s distinguished history.

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USS Salem takes a short tow to a new berth

August 03, 2017

In just a few hours the morning of Aug. 3, the Quincy-built heavy cruiser was moved from one Fore River Shipyard pier to another. Now a city museum and tourist attraction, the Salem was launched at the shipyard in 1947.

QUINCY -- With the blasts of tugboat horns and the salutes of a handful of former crew members, the USS Salem left its longtime Fore River Shipyard berth Thursday morning and was guided to a new one.

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Beals Island dredging project set to start

November 05, 2016

BEALS — As the nation goes to the polls next Tuesday to choose its new leaders, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a long-awaited dredging project off the shores of Beals Island.

According to a description published by the Corps, the proposed work involves urgently needed maintenance dredging to remove shoals in Beals Harbor and the Pig Island Gut Federal Navigation Projects. The work will restore both areas to their authorized dimensions.

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Carteret is on the move with marina project and new residential complex

July 19, 2016

CARTERET – On Thursday, city officials will gather for a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of a multi-year project that aims to transform Carteret's waterfront into a recreation destination and transportation hub.

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If you dredge it, officials say, the megayachts will come; Deepening of Intracoastal Waterway begins

May 04, 2016

A project to deepen the Intracoastal Waterway through Fort Lauderdale began Wednesday, in an effort to accommodate the floating mansions called megayachts.

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Barge breathes new life into former Quincy shipyard site

October 12, 2013

For the last few days, workers have been painting, welding, and otherwise putting finishing touches on a massive barge that will be used to dredge harbors. At 1,500 tons, 185 feet long, and 65 feet wide, it is an imposing vessel. But almost as impressive is its location — the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. The same site that has been closed to shipbuilding for nearly three decades.

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Sterling Builds Massive Dredger

September 11, 2013

Vessel’s crane is the centerpiece of this state-of-the-art, technologically advanced workhorse platform.

Sterling Equipment, Inc., an East Coast marine construction rental company based out of Quincy, Mass., has more than 135 pieces of floating equipment in commission, but its newest barge, a 180- x 65- x 12-foot crane dredge, will be among its largest and most technologically advanced. In September 2012, Sterling, a subsidiary of Jay Cashman, Inc., contracted May Shipyard on Staten Island, N.Y. to start construction on its new walking spud deck barge, Dale Pyatt (named after President and CEO of Jay Cashman, Inc.).

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