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Reiling Dredge Stabilization Project

Built in 1908, the Reiling Gold Dredge was the eighth dredge used to mine gold in the Breckenridge area. The Reiling Dredge moved up and down French Creek extracting gold from the bedrock until 1922, when it sank in a small pond in French Gulch. With funding from the State Historical Fund, the Town of Breckenridge Open Space Division, Summit County Government, and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance stabilized portions of the dredge deck and superstructure in 2018. The project consisted of repairing portions of the dredge deck, bracing and repairing the standing columns at the stern, bracing/strengthening the standing columns at mid ship, and re-erecting the starboard ladder.

With funding from the State Historical Fund, the Town of Breckenridge Open Space Division, Summit County Government, and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance stabilized portions of the dredge deck and superstructure in 2018. The project consisted of:

  • Repairing portions of the dredge deck;
  • Bracing and repairing the standing columns at the stern;
  • Bracing/strengthening the standing columns at mid ship;
  • Re-erecting the starboard ladder well framing and bracing  between port and starboard sides.
At a Glance
built in 1908
completed in 2018
$163,275 GRant