Group hopes new video will help finally get Portland Harbor dredged

Jan 26, 2023 | News

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Saturday afternoon’s low tide was lower than most, the new moon leaving a vast, goey mudflat along the shore at the end of High Street. That’s where a group of 30 or so people had gathered just before dark, using the tidal muck and mire to prove a point.

Several held signs reading “help dig us out,” as a camera-laden drone buzzed overhead and they shouted the same phrase in unison for a set of terrestrial video cameras.

The muddy scene is part of a new video presentation aimed at securing millions of federal dollars for a long-sought Portland Harbor dredging project 20 years in the making. Private and municipal stakeholders are including the…

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