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Hydraulic Dredge No. 5 - NYS Canal Corp.

Hydraulic Dredge No. 5 has a large suction hose with a propellor on the end which sucks up tons of mud and water from the bottom of the canal and pumps it out the back into a floating pipeline. See full-sized photo

Back view of the dredge, showing the floating pipeline that transports the muck to a point on shore where it will be handled by bulldozers.

Another view of the floating mud pipeline.

April 2010, Hydraulic Dredge No. 5 sits in the Lyons Drydock facility, in need of a paint job on her bottom.

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