USACE photo by Francisco G. Hamm

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Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock president Dave Simonelli, visited the Galveston District last week as part of a two-day Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project update.

On the second day of his visit, he was joined by Brig Gen. Paul Owen, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and Col. Timothy Vail, Galveston District commander and members from his District’s team.

The group toured the Ellis Island hopper dredge and Tug Douglas B. Mackie and were hosted by the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC.

The Ellis Island started dredging operations in early December 2017 on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan and is one of the newest and the largest hopper dredge in the American fleet.

USACE photo by Francisco G. Hamm

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The Ellis Island

The Ellis Island recently commenced dredging operations on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico offshore of Gulfport Mississippi. With a 15,000 cubic yard capacity Ellis Island is the largest hopper dredge in the U. S..

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