Prop Wash Dredging

Scruton Marine Inc., partners with Mike Scruton Marine and its fleet of  three prop wash tugs, equipped with spuds that enable sediment movement more efficiently than conventional methods of dredging.

For certain environments, prop washing is a cost-effective alternative to material excavation dredging.  In most cases a 50% cost reduction versus traditional dredging methods can be achieved.  Savings of greater than 50% have been achieved for some clients.

Mike Scruton Marine has provided prop washing services for many small harbours in the lower Great Lakes, including Turkey Point, Nanticoke, Port Burwell, and Wheatley, working with various government agencies to ensure compliance and provide minimal disruption to fish and wildlife habitats.