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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