(Oak Brook, Illinois; 1990): Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Square Quarto. Item #028136
xi, 59 pages, illustrations, portraits. The Society of Military Engineers notes that it is the most important dredging company in the U.S., it operates the largest fleet of dredges flying the U.S. flag: 27 dredges, eight tugs, 48 dump barges, three drill boats and over 200 support vessels. In 1987 the firm completed construction of the Chicago, the largest clamshell/clipper dredge in the world. Langdon C. Hardwicke, who became President of the firm, had a remarkable career in engineering but was known for surviving after being on the Remagen Bridge when the Germans blew it up. The firm expanded to is massive size during his Presidency (p. 29, 31). Laid in is the Proof copy of his portrait made in 1939. Bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in silver, spine lettering silver. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.