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Navigation Projects in Massachusetts

The Corps has completed 50 navigation projects in Massachusetts. These projects have improved rivers, bays, coves, and harbors that are used by commercial interests and the many recreational boaters that benefit from the intricate and fascinating Massachusetts coastline.

Work on many of the projects dates back to the early 19th century. However, much of the navigational work in today's waterways has been constructed by the Corps within the past 50 years, costing about $124 million. (More information on the navigational role of the Corps is available by clicking here).

The following pages describe the Corps' navigation projects in Massachusetts. Depths given for channels and anchorages are those at Mean Low Water.

Navigation Projects: