US Army Corps of Engineers
New England District

Bass Harbor Navigation Improvement

This project was partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A contract was awarded in May 2010 to Prock Marine, of Rockland, Maine, for construction of the project. Prock started work on Oct. 1, 2010, and completed dredging and disposal in April 2011. About 74,000 cubic yards of sediment was mechanically dredged. Disposal was in open water at the Eastern Passage disposal site in Blue Hill Bay, about 5 miles away. This contract consisted of both new/improvement dredging and maintenance dredging, and also underwater ledge removal -- for the 6-, 8-, and 10-foot anchorages and 10-foot channel.