Sunday, November 27, 2011

Somers Dredge and Ditch

Morrow & Paramore of Indiana, contractors, have their floating dredge set up and work has commenced on the big Somers ditch and canal.
This ditch, when completed, will redeem hundreds of acres of farm land.  The length is seven miles, average depth is 6 feet and width at the top from 16-24 feet.  The cost is estimated at about $12,000.00.  This floating dredge is constructed that the machinery is on a large scow, and back of that is another scow on which is the house where the men have their quarters.
(Source:  Racine Journal News, publication date May 4, 1909)

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