A major project to dredge Menemsha channel has hit a snag, missing a Jan. 31 deadline for completion and raising ire among Aquinnah officials over damage at the West Basin. The project cannot begin again until fall.
The unfinished project in Menemsha Channel has come to a new impasse as town officials and the Army Corps of Engineers sort their options for dealing with equipment that the contractor has left behind.
Reacting to an April 7 letter from the federal agency, selectmen sounded off about the decision to dredge Menemsha channel despite the town’s objections. “I’m not surprised but I am ticked off,” said selectman Jonathan Mayhew.