Friday, May 25, 2018

Saginaw River Passages - May 23rd - 25th

There have been a few vessel passages on the Saginaw River this week. Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder has been in three times. On May 21st, the pair unloaded at the Essexville Wirt Sand & Stone dock. Then, on May 23rd, the pair delivered to the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City and were back again on May 25th, delivering a split cargo to the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw. On May 24th, the American Century called on the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville to unload coal.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Saginaw River Passage - May 20th & 21st


The Herbert C. Jackson called on the Saginaw River late Saturday night, carrying a split cargo. The Jackson dropped part of her cargo at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, then traveled up to finish at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw.The tug Dorothy Ann and barge Pathfinder called on the Saginaw River on a very foggy Monday morning, unloading the the Essexville Wirt Sand and Stone Dock. Once finished, the pair departed the dock and were outbound for the lake.











Thursday, May 10, 2018

Saginaw River Passage - May 10th

The tug Samuel de Champlain and cement barge, Innovation, called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville Thursday morning.  The pair unloaded there through the day and were expected to be outbound late in the evening or early Friday morning.
Samuel de Champlain - Innovation unloading at the Lafarge Cement in Essexville on 5/10/18

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Commercial Vessel Passages - April 2018

During the month of April, there were 3 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This is the same number of passages as compared to April of last season. The 5-year average for the month of April is 4 passages, so we are just slightly behind that. Looking back to the 10-year average, we fall a little further behind, as that average is 7 vessel passages. Interesting to note, back in 2010, there were a whopping 17 commercial vessel passages for the month of April!
For the total vessel passages year to date, there have been 4. This is also the same as compared to April of last year. It is also close to the 5-year average for April at 5 vessel passages and a few behind the 10-year average of 7.

Saginaw River Passages - May 2nd - 5th

The Olive L. Moore - Menominee called on the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock on Wednesday to unload. The pair were outbound later that night. Friday saw the arrival of the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr., calling on the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville, to unload coal. Once finished, the McCarthy backed from the dock and out into the Saginaw Bay to turn around and head for the lake. The Olive L. Moore - Menominee were back again early Saturday morning, becoming the first commercial vessel of the season to travel all of the way up the Saginaw River. The pair called on the last dock at the end of the shipping channel, the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Saginaw River Passages - May 1st

H. Lee White arrived at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock late Monday night to unload. Once finished, she was outbound for the lake Tuesday morning. U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock also arrived on the Saginaw River Monday night, tying up at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville. Hollyhock will be working AToN on the Saginaw Bay for the Saginaw River Entrance Channel.


H. Lee White coming out of the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Slip






Monday, April 30, 2018

Saginaw River Passages - April 29th & 30th

The Saginaw River has had two recent commercial vessel passages. Sunday saw the arrival of the tug Zeus, and her tank barge, Robert F. Deegan. The pair unloaded at the Port Fisher/International dock in Bay City. Monday morning saw the arrival of the John J. Boland, calling on the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City. The Boland was unloading late in the afternoon and expected to depart by early evening.