MEMPHIS, Tennessee --
Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District
What: Christening the Memphis District’s replacement Bank Grading Unit and the newest addition to the Regional Channel Improvement Fleet – Grader 1. Grader 1 is replacing the district’s 1949 vintage Bucyrus-Erie dragline model.
When: Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30 PM CT
Where: Lower Mud Island Boat Ramp in Wolf River Harbor, 232 Island Drive, Memphis, Tennessee
Why: To honor Retired Bank Grading Unit Operator, Mr. Carl Hammitte, Sr. Mr. Hammitte will be at the ceremony to break the champagne, officially christening and welcoming the Memphis District’s newest addition, Grader 1, to the Regional Channel Improvement Fleet.
Release no. 23-013