Dredging and More: Public Works Projects Abound on Island
Will Sennott

From massive dredging and beach renourishment in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown to renovations at the Gay Head Cliffs overlook, a number of public works improvement projects are under way around the Island this winter.

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Dredging Aims to Restore Historic Herring Run
Will Sennott
Dredging has begun at Herring Creek, the shallow run that connects Menemsha and Squibnocket Ponds, marking the final phase of a five-year project.
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In Dredge Work, Edgartown Refines the Art of Moving Sand
Noah Asimow
The geomorphic processes of the Vineyard’s littoral belt are among the most varied on Earth. Meaning the Edgartown dredge has a lot of work to do.
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New Tashmoo Canal Impresses Visitors
Vineyard Gazette
The first hint of spring weather drew visitors in considerable numbers to the newly constructed Tashmoo Creek at Vineyard Haven, where the firm Turner and Breivogel is making the waterway which will turn the lower half of Lake Tashmoo into an arm of the sea. Although plans of the creek were drawn before the opening was votes, and these plans have been available to anyone, the appearance of the creek, as it begins to take shape, exceeds by far the popular conception of what it was to be.
 
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Art of Dredging: Edgartown Crew Tackles the Job at Tashmoo
Holly Pretsky

Tisbury has hired the Edgartown dredge crew for an emergency job in the Tashmoo channel. Using finely-tuned teamwork, the crew makes the sand flow.

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Tashmoo Channel Dredging Still Possible
Holly Pretsky
Impassable for some boats at low tide, the channel at Lake Tashmoo could be dredged this summer. But first there is red tape to untangle.
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Edgartown Great Pond Comeback Is Communal Effort
Landry Harlan
The overall health of the Edgartown Great Pond has shown significant improvement over the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday from the nonprofit Great Pond Foundation.
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Menemsha Channel Dredging Begins Anew
Sara Brown

A long-running dredging project is back underway at Menemsha Channel with a new company at the helm. H&L Dredging of Bay Shores, N.Y., aims to complete a project that began two years ago.

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Army Corps Terminates Dredging Contract
Alex Elvin
With the dredging of Menemsha Channel still unfinished after two years, the Army Corps of Engineers has terminated its contract with J-Way Inc. of Avon, Ohio.
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Contractors Work Against Deadline on Menemsha Dredging
Alex Elvin

The Menemsha Channel dredging project is churning away as a Jan. 31 deadline for completion looms again.

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