Company wins contracts to dredge harbors
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts for dredging two Lake Michigan harbors to improve navigation.
King Company of Holland will be paid $374,000 to dredge about 30,000 cubic yards of material from St. Joseph outer harbor and 34,000 cubic yards from Holland harbor.
Material from both sites will be placed near the south breakwater.
Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue said the work will keep channels open for vessels hauling commodities, such as limestone, salt, building materials and petroleum products.
Crews were expected to begin work this month and finish in July.