Pahokee Marina, Pahokee, FL
Kelly Brothers reconfigured the Pahokee Marina waterway entrance to provide wave attenuation and improve fisheries habitat. Waterway reconfiguration encompassed the demolition and disposal of an existing two-sided sheet pile, concrete capped, breakwater measuring about 90 linear ft. long x 10 ft. wide. We then extended a 2nd breakwater, adding approximately 480 linear ft. of steel sheet piles. KBI placed 4500 tons of armor stone and 900 tons of bedding stone, lining both sides of the new breakwater wall. The work involved the use of Kelly Brothers’ company-owned barge, crane, and other heavy equipment. Although the weather often caused high winds and waves on Lake Okeechobee, which complicated the open water work from the barge, the project finished six (6) weeks ahead of schedule.