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Saturday, February 22, 2014

More Images of Old Sugar Land - Dredging Oyster Creek in the 1920s

I've mentioned several times before that the Sugarland Industries dredged Oyster Creek and adjoining lakes in the 1920s.  Actually, they launched multiple dredging projects in the next 60 or 70 years.  The first project was extensive and lasted several years, as you'll see from the following photos.  

I want to thank Terrell Smith for providing them.  They come from A. H. Weth's project files. He was chief engineer for Imperial Sugar for many years.

(Note the location of the dredge is approximately where it's shown in the first photo.)

(The caption highlights the Char House construction, but note the bank-side preparations where the dredge will deposit silt from dug from Oyster Creek.)

(Note the pecan orchard in the background.)