big machinery

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by mick_allen, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    So in January I went out for a short paddle in the 'usual horrendous and challenging conditions' at Port Moody inlet - [probably the most benign water to paddle in in the whole wide world] - and saw this strange monstrous machinery and booms stretching along one side and seemingly about to be placed on the other side too.

    Big machinery:
    Whatisit.jpg

    buncha booms:
    PtMoody-booms.jpg

    I hadn't heard about any oil spill, but what else could it be . . . but if I'd just looked up the acronym at that time, it would have all made sense: Fraser River Pile and Dredge:

    Look at that spiral dredge!
    FRPD-dredge.jpg
     
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  2. Astoriadave

    Astoriadave Paddler

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    Wow. That dredge dwarfs the similar dredges used on the Columbia River to maintain a 40 ft channel depth.