Patriot Ledger: Marshfield [Massachusetts] Harbormaster Mike DiMeo will soon field fewer phone calls from angry boaters on the South River now that a dredging project to remove several feet of sand and 25 wooden pilings from the old Sea Street Bridge nears completion.
“We had reports all summer from people hitting obstructions, like pilings and concrete, causing some boat damage,” DiMeo said Thursday. “There have been some propellers lost in this process.”
While dredging has long been needed in the river, it became a necessity in 2009 when the state renovated and widened the Sea Street Bridge, which connects Marshfield to Humarock. The project moved the piers farther apart for boats to pass underneath, but it did not include dredging of sediment or the removal of cut-off pilings left behind.
Read more about the South River dredging project.