Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - June 20th-21st

Indiana Harbor called on the Saginaw River to unload coal at the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville on June 20th.  Later that morning, she backed from the dock, out into Saginaw Bay, to turn and head for the lake.

Olive L Moore - Menominee arrived on the 21st, traveling up the river to unload at the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.  The pair was back outbound during the early evening hours.

Indiana Harbor booming in after her unload at Consumers Energy in Essexville


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - June 7th to June 15th

The following were the commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River, between June 7th and June 15th:

June 7 -  American Integrity - Consumers Energy Dock - Essexville
June 9 -  Sam Laud - Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates - Bay City
June 11 - Olive L. Moore/Menominee - Burroughs Zilwaukee & Lafarge Stone Saginaw
June 13 - Zeus/Robert F. Deegan - Port Fisher/Dow Dock - Bay City
June 14 - Olive L. Moore/Menominee - Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates
June 15 - Samuel de Champlain/Innovation - Lafarge Cement Dock - Essexville
June 15 - Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder - Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City & Saginaw

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Saginaw River Report - May 2017

There were a total of 14 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River during the month of May. This represents an increase of one passage over the same time period last season. Looking at the 5-year average, May 2017 is right there, equal at 14 commercial vessel passages.
Looking at the total vessel passages for the year to date, there have been 18, the same number logged over the same time period in 2016. Compared to the 5-year average, the 18 passages in 2017, is one less than the average of 19.

Saginaw River Passages - June 4th & 5th

Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder were inbound on the Saginaw River on Sunday, June 4th, delivering a split cargo to the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks. Monday saw two vessels on the Saginaw River, with Calumet calling on the Wirt Stone dock in Bay City, and Michipicoten delivering a cargo to the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - May 25th to June 1st

A number of recent Saginaw River Passages to report:
On May 25th, the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. called on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville to unload.. On the 27th, American Mariner was inbound, calling on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. Also in on the 27th was the Olive L. Moore - Menominee, calling on both the Burroughs North dock in Essexville, and the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw. Finally, On June 1st, Great Republic called on the Saginaw River for the first time in her new Great Lakes Fleet colors, and with her new name, unloading a split cargo at the Burroughs North Dock and the Essexvile Wirt sand & Stone dock. Great Republic had previously visited the Saginaw River as the American Republic, while sailing for the American Steamship Company. Her last visit to the Saginaw River was on October 12, 2008, when she unloaded at the Bay Aggregate dock in Bay City.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - May 22nd

Samuel de Champlain - Innovation called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville on Saturday, bringing in the first cement cargo of the season. Monday morning saw the arrival of the Olive L. Moore - Menominee on the Saginaw River. The pair traveled up to the Buena Vista dock to unload.
Olive L. Moore - Menominee outbound from the Saginaw River - 5/22/17


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - May 19th

There were four commercial vessels moving on the Saginaw River today. The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. arrived early Friday morning, calling on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville to unload coal. The tug Olive L. Moore, and her barge, Menominee, were inbound, headed to the upper river to unload at the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw. The tug Dorothy Ann, and barge Pathfinder, were back again, this time with a split cargo for the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw. Last in was H. Lee White, delivering a cargo to the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. All four vessels were expected to be outbound by late Friday night.