Great Lakes Maritime Academy Harbor to be Dredged - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Great Lakes Maritime Academy Harbor to be Dredged

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After much planning and some inconvenience for large vessels, Northwestern Michigan College will soon have a much deeper harbor.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge the school's harbor behind the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. The more than 200-foot State of Michigan training vessel docks there; but, sand fills the harbor very quickly, making it impossible for large boats to maneuver. The Superintendent says it's more than $60,000 every few years to dredge the harbor. Although this project will still cost the school money, the Army Corps is helping out.