A visual celebration of oldtimer dredgers.
TSHD "Woodbury, seagoing (!) anno 1873, with a hopper of 40 cubic yards.
"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.
Design for a primitive plain suction dredge.