This last Saturday marked the eighteenth Annual Dredge Workers reunion. In attendance were several former dredge workers and many family members, as well as a number of guests. The potluck featured fantastic food and a good time was had by all!
Sitting around while those fellas told stories about their days aboard the dredge really gave the dredge some character. Until that point I was well versed in the static facts: I knew how much it dug, how fast it moved, how much it weighted and other numerically based material… But these stories have really given the Dredge some flavor, which I hope to share with our guests. And considering some of the stories I was told: I’d say it’s a rather salty flavor.
If you missed the Reunion this year, be sure to make it next year: it’s a hoot, and living history at it’s finest! For more photos check out: www.friendsofthedredge.com