The industry dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE continues dredging at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) the dustpan began dredging at Alhambra on Friday, November 3, 2023.  The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be unavailable for vessel usage while the WALLACE McGEORGE is dredging at Alhambra Crossing.


SCHEDULED CLOSURE OF WHITE CASTLE ANCHORAGE: Closure began at 0800 hours on November 3 with the closure now extended to the morning of Friday, November 10 at 0800 hours (2023).


The White Castle Anchorage is off limits for vessel usage by the NOBRA and Federal Pilots until dredging is completed now expected to be the morning of Friday, November 10 (2023) as the WALLACE McGEORGE dredges at Alhambra Crossing. Historical closures of the White Castle Anchorage to accommodate dredging operations at Alhambra are conducted to promote navigational safety for the dustpan dredges and vessels transiting this reach of the Ship Channel.


With You,



Sean M. Duffy, Sr.

Executive Director


Standing By Channel: (504) 338-3165


Big River Coalition