August 2, 2013

Contract awarded for Portland Harbor dredging

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — A $9 million contract for dredging Portland Harbor has been awarded to a Massachusetts company.

“With so many large ships coming in and out of Portland, it’s absolutely critical to have a navigable harbor,” said Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, who announced that the contract was awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers.

"This planned dredging will ensure that our port is navigable for many years to come, even for the largest ships sailing the seas," said Portland Mayor Michael Brennan.

The dredging, expected to be completed by next March, will be done by Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co. of Quincy, Mass., under a $9.2 million contract. The work is expected to remove about 700,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor channel, which is supposed to be 35 feet deep.

The channel was last dredged in 1999.

Pingree is married to S. Donald Sussman, majority share owner of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)