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Texas State Government Pushing State Port Project Funding

In April, bipartisan members from the Texas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging for more funding for the Port of Corpus Christi‚Äôs Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Mike Conaway, chairman of the… Read More

Dredge Jonathon King Boyd Destroyed by Fire after Hitting Gas Pipeline in Matagorda Bay, Texas

The dredge Jonathon King Boyd was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening, April 17 when it dropped a spud onto a gas pipeline. All 10 crew members were rescued by the good Samaritan vessel First State, belonging to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD). The dredge, which belongs to RLB… Read More

2018 National Coastal Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts has been issued for the 2018 National Coastal Conference hosted by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and the Coastal Zone Foundation. The event will take place October 30 to November 2 at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Galveston Island,… Read More

OMB Underfunds Civil Works; U.S. Waterways at Risk

|!|We are beginning to hear and feel the first effects of the Administration's recently released FY2005 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|!| said Worth Hager president of the National Waterways Conference Inc. on February 10. |!|The slowdown in the Corps' civil works program has already begun and termination letters for some on-going projects have been sent. Communities and stakeholders all over thecountry are crying foul|!| she said. Hager was commenting on the shortfall in the budget for water resources projects which the Corps had scheduled for fiscal year 2005. Read More

Bill Bauer Dies

W.H. Bauer Sr. died on Tuesday June 27 2000 at age 93 in a Galveston Texas hospital.He is remembered in the dredging industry as founder and owner of Bauer Dredging Company Inc. which operated in Port Lavaca Texas from 1936 to 1965 and as a generous friend to and chairman of the nascent World Dredging Association in the late 1960s. He has been an emeritus board member of the Western Dredging Association since its reorganization in 1979. Read More

Dredging Contract News June 5 2000.

NORTH ATLANTIC DELAWARE DACW61-00-B-0012. Bid opening June 8 2000 11 a.m. MAINTENANCE DREDGING DELAWARE RIVER PHILADELPHIA TO THE SEA PENNSYLVANIA NEW JERSEY & DELAWARE. Maintenance dredging of the following ranges of the Delaware River channel from stations 117+000 to 237+000: Marcus Hook Cherry Island Deepwater Point and New… Read More

Dredging Contract News May 15 2000 Part 2 of 2

Dredging contracts in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Pacific Coast one contract in Alexandria Egypt and miscellaneous contracts for the entire United States. These include hydrographic surveys management of dredged material placement sites and maintenance and equipment for government dredges. Read More