Dredging is underway in the Les Cheneaux channels. Harbormaster Gail Dreisbach urges boat traffic to steer clear of barges when they see the big boats out on the water, giving the ships wide clearance for turns. The Les Cheneaux Islands area dredging project is on schedule to be completed this fall. Richie Malcolm of Malcolm Marine with the two barges involved in the Les Cheneaux Channel dredging project in the background August 6. Dredge material is loaded into trucks and carried in a straight shot one mile north to the Taylor Pit on M-129 in Cedarville. The biggest challenge during the summer months is to keep all equipment clean and avoid spillage as the trucks transport their materials to the drop site. This includes washing the trucks and barges off at the end of each day.