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USED Dredge Absecon

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1914, by Maryland Shipbuilding, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched, in 1914
  • Delivered in 1914, and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Absecon
  • Assigned to the US Engineers Philadelphia District
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, renamed Macuro
  • Final Disposition, wrecked in 1970
    Displacement 560 t. light 994 t. loaded
    Length 161.10'
    Beam 35'
    Forward light 5.4', Aft 7'
    Forward loaded 10', Aft 9.9'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Dredging Pipes unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 528hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Absecon - Absecon Inlet leads from the Atlantic Ocean through barrier islands in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Its southern shore is the north end of Absecon Island, on which lies Atlantic City. Absecon Lighthouse is south of the inlet and overlooks it from the north end of Absecon Island. Brigantine Island is to the north and east. The Brigantine Bridge carries New Jersey Route 87 over the inlet. Absecon Inlet separates Absecon Island from Brigantine Island, and including its continuation, Absecon Channel, connects Absecon Bay and Reeds Bay with the Atlantic Ocean.
    Photo Absecon Lighthouse, circa 1900 (Library of Congress)
    Map Navigational chart showing Absecon Inlet
    Tommy Trampp
    40k USED Dredge Absecon at anchor, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District
    John Spivey
    82k USED Dredge Absecon dredging in a harbor, 28 January 1938, location unknown.
    Photo from Ellicott Manufacturing Company
    John Spivey

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