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2010-05-07 16:20:00

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) announced today that they have been coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as representatives from the state of Louisiana regarding dredge capabilities and possible scenarios to protect the ecologically sensitive barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi from intrusion of oil as it moves toward the beaches. (Logo:...

2010-01-12 15:26:04

University of Iowa researchers have confirmed that sediments of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The IHSC, part of the Calumet River tributary of Lake Michigan, will begin being dredged in the next few years to maintain the proper depth for ship traffic, with uncertain environmental impacts in regard to PCBs. Scientists aren't sure whether dredging will help the situation by removing the potentially harmful...

2009-10-16 13:56:00

Work scheduled to start around Nov. 8 CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Narraguagus River Federal Navigation Project in Milbridge, Maine, will be dredged under the terms of a $1,369,100 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The maintenance dredging, which will be accomplished by Prock Marine Company of Rockland, Maine, will begin on or about Nov. 8, 2009 and take about 2 to 3 months to complete. "The work consists...

2009-10-16 09:31:00

Work scheduled to start in mid-November CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Point Judith Harbor of Refuge Federal Navigation Project in South Kingstown and Narragansett, Rhode Island, will be dredged under the terms of a $978,000 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The maintenance dredging, which will be accomplished by Village Dock, Inc. of Port Jefferson, N.Y., will begin on or about Nov. 15, 2009 and take about two...

2009-09-18 09:11:00

MORGAN CITY, La., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of a shallow draft dredge with a value of $13.1 million. The United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Conrad for the design and construction of a 156-foot self-propelled, shallow draft, split hull hopper dredge for the Wilmington District. The dredge will operate year round in coastal inlets from...

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2009-08-17 13:30:45

A NOAA Fisheries scallop survey off the northeastern coast between North Carolina and Massachusetts shows high numbers of juvenile "recruit" sea scallops and ocean quahogs on Georges Bank tempered with weak numbers for seed scallops in the Mid-Atlantic for 2009. This survey, which included the first successful use of a scallop dredge and high resolution underwater imaging system from the same vessel, also shows the overall biomass for the Mid-Atlantic remains high.Scientists at the Northeast...

2009-07-27 12:46:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SOUTH AMERICAN MINERALS, INC. (OTC Pink Sheets: SAMM) announced today that gold production totaled 2,069 ounces for the 6 month period ended June 30, 2009. This compared to 1,811 ounces produced in the same period in 2008. Sales receipts in the 2009 period were $1,731,349 compared with $1,478,446 in the 2008 period. The company's wholly owned subsidiary North American Resources, Inc. Ltd. (NARIL) operated three hydraulic dredges in the...

2009-05-08 12:00:00

- Dredging Contractors Praise Work Package - WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The member companies of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) are pleased by the inclusion of $440 million of critically needed dredging projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stimulus list," said Dan McDougal, President of DCA. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act "will provide a shot in the arm to the maritime and boating industries, as well as supply hundreds of family wage jobs for...

2009-01-22 10:53:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SOUTH AMERICAN MINERALS, INC. (Pink Sheets: SAMM) announced today that preliminary reports of gold production for the year ending December 31, 2008 as reported by its wholly owned subsidiary North American Resources, Inc. Ltd (NARIL), was 4,248 ounces compared to 3,635 ounces produced in the same period 2007. Sales of the gold produced in 2008 returned $3,327,707 compared with sales of $2,176,972 in 2007. Production was achieved by 1 hydraulic...

2008-10-14 03:00:19

By Kristin S. Agostoni Sand and sediment clogging the south entrance to the Marina del Rey channel will be dredged this fall using technology designed to separate contaminants from beach-suitable sand. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to pump the dredged material from the channel entry to a Dockweiler Beach parking lot, where a machine will extract polluted fine particles from coarse sand, a spokesman said. The goal is to haul away the contaminants - estimated to be about 10...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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