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The County Dredge Team Visits Harwich

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Brian Tarcy
Written by Brian Tarcy

 

HARWICH – Kevin Armstrong, a Barnstable County worker who was helping to install a dredge pipe that will bring sand from Allen Harbor to Grey Neck Beach, said both the harbor and the beach will benefit from the transfer of sand.

And while the point is to dredge the harbor for boat traffic, Armstrong said that because beach going is so popular, “the benefit is almost 50/50 these days.”

On Thursday, Armstrong was with Jason Bevis and Cory Fleming as they installed the dredge pipe.

According to Bevis, “every town on the Cape uses us to dredge.” They bring in several 200-foot-long to 300-foot-long pieces and connect them together to create a long enough pipe to bring several thousand cubic yards of sand from the harbor to the beach.

Bevis said every job is different. “Sometimes we set up for two weeks, and sometimes we set up for a day.”

Armstrong said they should be done with all their dredging on the Cape by the end of June.

And Fleming said he enjoys the work because, “it takes you all over the Cape.”

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team at Whatzgonnahappen.com

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