The Travels of Tug 44

Hydraulic Dredge No. 3 - NYS Canal Corp.

Hydraulic Dredge No. 3 is seen here in winter storage at the Lyons Drydock facility.

This is the business-end of Hydraulic Dredge No. 3. The 4 foot diameter cutting head is driven by the long drive-shaft seen on top of the boom, while the dredged mud is pumped through a pipe hidden under the boom. The pipe connects to a floating pipeline, and transports the mud to a pond on shore. Tour boats Emita II and Colonial Belle are seen off to the left in the background.

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