VIDEO: Meet ‘Miss Katie,’ the Outer Banks new dredge

'Miss Katie' is under construction in Louisiana. [Screenshot from video]

Dare County has released a video highlighting a brand-new shallow-draft hopper dredge that is currently under construction in Louisiana and slated to arrive on the Outer Banks next spring.

The video, which is titled, “The New Dredge — ‘Miss Katie’ — Arriving April 2022,” debuted at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting that took place on Monday, March 15.

The “Miss Katie” is the result of a public-private partnership with the state of North Carolina. When it arrives in April 2022, it will be used to keep area channels and inlets open and accessible for commercial and recreational fishermen of the Outer Banks.

For more information about the dredge and other Dare County projects that are currently underway, visit