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