Thursday, December 1, 2016

Saginaw River Vessel Passages - November 2016

Commercial shipping on the Saginaw River started out quickly during the month of November, but then abruptly stopped after November 16th, when the last commercial delivery was recorded for the month.  The famous November Gales played a part in this as two strong systems, bringing heavy winds and waves to the Great Lakes, slowed shipping as vessels went to anchor to wait out the storms.

There were a total of seven commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River during the month of November.  This number represents nine fewer passages as compared to November 2015 and eight fewer then the 5-year average of 15.  For the total vessel passages for the year-to-date, there have been a total of 103.  This is 25 less than in 2015 and 16 fewer than the 5-year average of 119.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - September 21 to October 10

Updating the commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River, since September 21st:

9/21 - OLIVE L. MOORE - LEWIS J. KUBER, Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw

9/25 - ALPENA, Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville

9/28 - OLIVE L. MOORE - LEWIS J. KUBER, Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw

9/29 - DOROTHY ANN - PATHFINDER, Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks

10/4 - WALTER J. MCCARTHY, JR., Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville

10/4 - CALUMET, Burroughs Dock in Zilwaukee and Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw

10/6 - HERBERT C. JACKSON, Wirt Sand and Stone Dock in Essexville

10/8 - HERBERT C. JACKSON, Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks

10/10 - HERBERT C. JACKSON, Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks

10/10 - ROBERT S. PIERSON, Sargent Dock in Zilwaukee

10/10 - UNDAUNTED - PERE MARQUETTE 41, Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City

Saginaw River Report - September 2016

For the month of September, there were 15 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River.  This is a decrease of two passages as compared to the year before, but right on the 5-year average of 15 passages for September.

Looking at the year-to-date for the end of September, there were 75 commercial vessel passages.  This represents a decrease of 24 passages from the 99 logged last year during the same time period.  Looking at the 5-year average, 2016 is 15 commercial vessel passages below the average for the same time period.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - September 17th to 20th

The John J. Boland called on the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City on the 17th, unloading there during the day.  The Boland departed the slip there and was back outbound for the lake a short time later.
On the 20th, Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder were inbound on the Saginaw River, carrying a split cargo.  The pair dropped a partial cargo at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, then traveled upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw.  Also inbound later in the morning was the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr., calling on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville.  Both vessels are expected to be outbound Tuesday afternoon.








Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - August 27th to September 14th

There have been a number of vessel passages on the Saginaw River since my last post:

-August 27th - Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Bay Aggregates Dock - Bay City

-September 1st: Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Burroughs North Dock - Essexville

-September 3rd: Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Lafarge Stone Dock - Saginaw

-September 9th: American Century - Consumers Energy Dock - Essexville

-September 9th: Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Wirt Stone Dock - Bay City

-September 11th: Saginaw - Buena Vista Dock - Saginaw

-September 11th: Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Wirt Stone Dock - Bay City & Saginaw

-September 12th: Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Buena Vista Dock

-September 14th: Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Wirt Stone Dock - Bay City

Monday, September 5, 2016

Saginaw River Report - August 2016

Traffic on the Saginaw River was down for August 2016, with only 12 commercial vessel passages logged for the month. This is down six passages from the 18 logged during August 2015. It is also 5 fewer than the 5-year average of 17. For the year to date, there have been a total of 60 commercial vessel passages. This represents a total of 22 fewer than last year's 82, and 14 fewer than the 5-year average of 74.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - August 11th to 26th

August 9th through 26th, 2016

There have been a number of vessel passages since my last post here:

August 11 - The Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder traveled up the Saginaw river, unloading at the GM dock in Saginaw.

August 13 - Algoway called on the Saginaw River, unloading at the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City.

August 20 - G.L. Ostrander - Integrity unloaded at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville.

August 22 - Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder returned, this time delivering a split cargo for both the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks.

August 26 - Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. called at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville to unload coal.