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Posted 10/19/2017

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The Louisville District is conducting a remedial investigation to determine the nature and extent of unexploded ordnance that may exist on land and underwater at the former Waugoshance Point Target near Mackinaw City, Michigan.

The formerly used defense sites property, known as the Waugoshance Point Target, was used by the Special Weapons and Tactical Evaluation Unit as a target for testing some of the first guided bomb technology during World War II. 

The Corps’ contractor, Pika Pirnie Joint Venture, has been on site along with their subcontractor, 3Dg, since September to conduct the investigation on the marine portion using side-scan sonar and bathymetry data collection. Upon completion of the marine intrusive activities, the land portion will be surveyed.