U. S. ARMY ENGINEER DIVISION. NEW ENGLAND
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
424 TRAPELO ROAD
WALTHAM. MASS. 02154
ADDRESS REPLY TO~
REFER TO FILE NO. NEDED-R 5 May 1966
Mr. Richard T. Wales, Chairman
Harwich Waterways & Beach Study Committee
244 Lower County Road
Dear Mr. Wales:
I am pleased to inform you that a navigation project for Andrews River, Harwich, Massachusetts has been approved by the Chief of Engineers. The project was adopted formally on 3 May 1966 in accordance with the general authority provided by Section 107 of the 1960 River and Harbor Act as amended in 1965.
The plan of improvement as shown on the inclosed map would provide for a channel 6 feet deep, 75 feet wide, from deep water in Nantucket Sound to the vicinity of the proposed marina, a 3-acre maneuvering and anchorage basin, and two protecting jetties on the east and west sides of the harbor entrance. The construction of the west jetty would be deferred pending project experience showing the need therefor. The first cost of construction for the Federal project is $332, 000, exclusive of the $25, 000 for aids to navigation. Since the benefits to be derived from improvement of Andrews River are entirely recreational in nature, it is necessary that local interests contribute 50 percent of the first,cost of construction of the Federal project. The local cash contribution is presently estimated at $166, 000. In addition, in order to provide a full and effective project, local interests are required to construct a 50-slip marina. It is estimated such a marina would cost $178, 000. Therefore, total non-Federal costs would amount to $344, 000.