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Monday, October 21, 2019

Baltimore Harbor News

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GLDD Wins $141Mln Across Several Awards

The American company providing construction services in dredging and land reclamation, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) announced the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $141 million.The North America's dredging industry leader said in a release that  awarded work includes: Jacksonville Deepening Contract B Option (Capital Deepening, Florida, $96.6 million); Baltimore Harbor (Maintenance, Maryland, $38.4 million) and Boston Harbor (Maintenance, Massachusetts…

Seafarers Stranded in Baltimore Get Help from AoS

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is providing support for a group of seafarers who have been stranded on board their ship since September 20, in Baltimore harbor. According to media reports the ship’s owner is behind on payments for the operation of the vessel meaning that it has been stranded at anchorage. Together with other agencies in the port AoS has been working to provide the crew with material, spiritual and emotional support. AoS port chaplain, Father John Fitzgerald said…

Michael Rogers  (Photo: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum)

CBMM Welcomes New Shipwright, Apprentices for Edna Lockwood Restoration

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently welcomed Michael Rogers of Trappe, Md. as a shipwright, along with three professional shipwright apprentices to work on the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the historic 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. Joining Rogers on the project are apprentices Spencer Sherwood of Newport Beach, Ca., Lauren Gaunt of Pleasant Ridge, Mi., and Michael Allen of Barrington, R.I. The two-year restoration project is being managed by CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman and Shipwright J.

Gentlemen of the Harbor Stories of Chesapeake Bay Tugboats and Crews

Book Review: Gentlemen of the Harbor

Captain Bill Eggert spent 20 years working in Baltimore Harbor running charter boats and water taxis. All that time, he dodged tugboats guiding huge cargo ships and tankers in and out of the industrial port and tugs towing barges piled high with everything from coal to sugar. In that time, he came to know these legendary boats and the men who captain and crew them. Now he shares their history in his new book, Gentlemen of the Harbor: Stories of Chesapeake Bay Tugboats and Crews.