Menemsha Channel Dredging to Resume

Menemsha Channel Dredging Delayed a Year
A fishing boat enters Menemsha Harbor. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Martha’s Vineyard Times: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday [Sept. 27] informed Aquinnah, Chilmark, and Wampanoag tribal officials that it has cleared the way for dredge contractor J-Way Southern of Avon, Ohio, to return to Martha’s Vineyard this fall to complete the unfinished $2.2 million project to dredge Menemsha Channel.

J-Way is scheduled to begin mobilization activities in October, with most of the equipment arriving after the end of the Derby, Craig Martin, project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers, told Island officials in an email received Tuesday: “All in-water dredging work is to be completed by Jan. 10, 2017 (barring any excusable delay), and removal/demobilization of all equipment from the area by the end of January.”

Read more about the dredging of Menemsha Channel.