Louisiana’s Largest-Ever Marsh Creation Project

Louisiana’s Largest-Ever Marsh Creation Project

Last week Mike Hooks, LLC began dredging operations on the largest marsh creation project in the history of the State of Louisiana. Funded by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program, the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project in St. Bernard Parish...
Lorraine Hooks on Tow

Lorraine Hooks on Tow

Yesterday, the hull of our new 27-inch cutter suction dredge Lorraine Hooks began its tow from Galveston to Houston. There, at Southwest Shipyard’s Brady Island, it will get dry-docked, sandblasted, and painted. We look forward to seeing her outfitted with the “Mike...
All Hands On Deck

All Hands On Deck

Southwest Louisiana just got approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of new marsh and critical marine habitat. It was all hands on deck Friday. Students, local volunteers, and partners from Calcasieu Parish all pitched in to rebuild the coastline of Prien Lake. After the cord...
A successful launch for the Lorraine Hooks!

A successful launch for the Lorraine Hooks!

A successful launch for the new Mike Hooks, LLC dredge Lorraine Hooks at Southwest Shipyard, LP in Galveston yesterday! Yesterday, at Southwest Shipyard, LP in Galveston, we celebrated the launch of our new 27-inch cutter suction dredge “Lorraine Hooks,”...
Dredge 32 (Grafton)

Dredge 32 (Grafton)

Originally built in 1932, the Dredge 32 is believed to be the oldest cutter suction dredge in operation in the United States. The following is a brief account of its history according to current Captain (J. Curtis “Monkey” Savoie) and Deck Captain (Ricky...

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