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November 16, 2012

Ore. fishermen may use ‘prop wash' to dredge channel

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials have told a small Oregon port that it won't be dredged anytime soon, so fishermen are planning to make their own channel through sand that's built up so much it keeps them from coming in or going out except at high tide.

The plan is to tie up their boats in a line and run their propellers as the tide recedes, in hopes that it will clear a channel for crab season later in the year.

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