These photos were taken in late 1975, and are reproduced here from their original snapshots. The subject is a project by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, dredging the harbor in Huron, Ohio. My late husband took most of the photos. I apologize for the sketchy information…I can not locate the newspaper articles that I wrote at the time.
The project illustrates the harbor project, which involved a massive operation of dredging mud and silt from the harbor area of Lake Erie within a mile or so from shore, and deposited within the vast structure the Corps of Engineers constructed of stone pilings and steel.
The result, over a period of perhaps a decade, was a city park…a mile out into Lake Erie from Huron.
The 12 photos that I have included were taken at various points along the pier. looking back to the city, or to show the progress of the project at that time.
I am posting these pictures at this time at the suggestion of one of my friend bloggers, who is interested in land-reclamation projects.
I have also learned that the U.S.Corps of Engineers has applied for a permit to again dredge the harbor. This time though the dredgings will be redistributed further out in Lake Erie. (According to information obtained online.)