Maintaining the depth of a marina or canal, whether private or public, is vital to the safety and protecting patron vessels from damage. Regular dredging assures boaters that they can move freely in and out of these passages without fear. Keeping a marina or canal clear can also benefit both business and ecosytems upstream from where the dredging takes place.
Ellicott®’s standard dredge product line includes multiple dredge solutions for these applications. The 300SL Swinging Dragon® dredge and the 460SL Swinging Dragon® dredge are ideal for this application. Both of these dredges do not utilize swing anchors or cables that can become a hazard to boat traffic.
This public marina hired a local contractor to use a
300SL Swinging Dragon® Dredge to remove silt and
restore the canal’s original depth. Due to its self-positioning, cable free design, the 300SL Swinging
Dragon® dredge allowed local boaters to freely move
in and out of the marina during the dredging project.
Before Dredging Canal
Suffolk County New York owns and operates its own
group of Ellicott® dredges. This group is responsible for
annual maintenance of local canals, marinas, and beaches on Long Island, New York, USA.