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Salvage of wrecked barge begins

Photo by Dock Shuter

Clamshell dredge. Photo by Dock Shuter

Yesterday morning, the crane barge Delaware Bay arrived at Magdalen Island. The crane is equipped with a clamshell dredge to remove the fill from the grounded hopper barge. It was accompanied by an empty hopper barge to receive the fill with the tugboat Mary Alice. According to a report from our downstream neighbor Dock, the recovery effort is expected to take a week.

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