by Steve Buchiere, Finger Lakes Times

SODUS POINT — A long-awaited dredging of the navigation channel into Sodus Bay is underway, and boosters say it’s long overdue.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the dredging contract was awarded to Luedtke Engineering Co. of Frankfort, Mich. USACE estimates up to 58,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the federal channel during the project.

The last dredging project in the harbor occurred in 2004, according to information on the USACE website.

Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell, who is president of the bay advocacy organization Save our Sodus, said the project started July 23 and Army Corps of

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