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Hillsboro Inlet Dredge Delivered

The Ellicott Coastal Dragon dredge Hillsboro Inlet working in its namesake channel in Florida. Delivered on April 16, the dredge was working on May 14th. It maintains Hillsboro Inlet from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, mostly at the north jetty, where the most shoaling occurs, bypassing the sand onto a beach. The dredge has an Ellicott series 600 14 x 12-inch pump. The hull is 60 feet by 30 feet, with a draft of 36 inches. The control cabin is 18 feet five inches about the deck, allowing the operator a good view of passing boat traffic. More pictures on page 12. Photo by Phil Groves.

The Ellicott Coastal Dragon dredge Hillsboro Inlet working in its namesake channel in Florida. Delivered on April 16, the dredge was working on May 14th. It maintains Hillsboro Inlet from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, mostly at the north jetty, where the most shoaling occurs, bypassing the sand onto a beach. The dredge has an Ellicott series 600 14 x 12-inch pump. The hull is 60 feet by 30 feet, with a draft of 36 inches. The control cabin is 18 feet five inches about the deck, allowing the operator a good view of passing boat traffic. More pictures on page 12. Photo by Phil Groves.

The ladder ready to depart from Ellicott’s new Wisconsin facility, where the dredge was built. It is equipped with Salem Republic suction hose, a Skimoil oily water separator, and CITCO Clarion Green biodegradable hydraulic fluid.

The ladder ready to depart from Ellicott’s new Wisconsin facility, where the dredge was built. It is equipped with Salem Republic suction hose, a Skimoil oily water separator, and CITCO Clarion Green biodegradable hydraulic fluid.

Caterpillar Tier 3 engines ready for shipment. The Hillsboro Inlet has 1000 total combined horsepower, with Ellicott design controls, featuring electrical proportional joystick and speed control (per the customer’s request), including an EMCO productio

Caterpillar Tier 3 engines ready for shipment. The Hillsboro Inlet has 1000 total combined horsepower, with Ellicott design controls, featuring electrical proportional joystick and speed control (per the customer’s request), including an EMCO productio

A crane lifts the dredge into the water on April 16. The dredge was working a month later.

A crane lifts the dredge into the water on April 16. The dredge was working a month later.

The 14-inch Coastal Dragon model Hillsboro Inlet was the first dredge to be completely constructed in Ellicott’s new 35,000-square-foot dredge building facility near New Richmond, Wisconsin. The Coastal Dragon was designed with the stability to work in coastal wave action, and the Hillsboro Inlet was custom-designed with features that will make it safe to operate in a channel with a high velocity of large yachts and other recreational vessels.

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