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USACE dredge Currituck

The dredge Currituck crew with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District finishes up work at Bennetts Creek in Suffolk, Va., Sept. 17, 2013. The 150-foot dredge has been in service since 1977. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army/Released)



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Date Taken:09.17.2013

Date Posted:09.20.2013 12:09

Photo ID:1022322

VIRIN:130917-A-EN999-100

Resolution:1936x2592

Size:1.53 MB

Location:NORFOLK, VA, USGlobe

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