>ANT Philadelphia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Partnership for Progress

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The crew of Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Philadelphia teamed up with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to rebuild the Reedy Point North Jetty last summer. When the ACOE received federal stimulus funds to rebuild the North Jetty on the east end of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, ANT Philadelphia removed the existing structure and installed a temporary aid to facilitate the rebuild.
Once the jetty repairs were completed, a concrete base was placed on scene and the crew of ANT Philadelphia brought out the parts for a new 5X5 pipe tower by boat. The new tower for Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Light 2 was built over a two day period.
The ACOE rebuild of the North Jetty provided the Coast Guard with the opportunity to replace an old and weathered structure with a new tower. The new tower makes servicing the light and day boards easier and safer for the crews.
BMC Chris Beahr, ANT Philadelphia