The Art of Dredging

Dredging and shipping

 

A visual celebration of oldtimer dredgers.

Bucketdredgers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopperdredgers

 TSHD "Woodbury, seagoing (!) anno 1873, with a hopper of 40 cubic yards.

TSHD "Abescon"

TSHD "Comber"

"McFarland" , approaching a positioning pontoon, with discharge equipment.

 

“Henry Burden”, built 1874, with twin paddle propulsion, a very early design of a trailer hopperdredger.

Left  “New Oreleans” used as a pump-ashore-vessel, charged with sand by TSHD “Goethals”, right.

 “Goethals” alongside a pontoon, pumping ashore.  No floating rubber hoses and bowdischarge installed yet !

 

Hopperdredger New Orleans

This dredger was equipped with a “Fruhling” draghead on a central suction pipe. The central suction pipe design was copied from earlier bucketdredgers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutterdredgers / Plain suction dredgers

Design for a primitive plain suction dredge.

Grabdredgers

1980(!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Wynyard", 1970

Auxilliary equipment

Find the whole story of this barge unloader on: http://www.dredger.dds.nl/

 

 

Everyone who has pictures of old dredgers; by all means : artofdredging (at) gmail.com !

More oldtimers can be found here: http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/dots/photos/page1.html

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