Friday, July 22, 2016

Saginaw River Passage - July 21st

Manitowoc was inbound on the Saginaw River, Thursday evening, calling on the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City. After unloading Sugar Stone, she turned off the dock and was outbound for the lake.


Manitowoc unloading at the Wirt Stone dock in Bay City





Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tall Ships 2016 - Bay City, Michigan

The following are some of my favorite photos that I took during the 2016 Tall Ship Festival here in Bay City:












Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - July 17th to 19th

The Saginaw River has had three commercial deliveries in the past few days. Alpena called on the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville, arriving early Sunday morning. She was followed by the tug Defiance, and her self unloading barge, Ashtabula, who called on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. Tuesday morning saw the arrival of Mississagi, bringing in a split cargo for the Wirt Sand and Stone dock in Essexville and the Buena Vista Dock in Saginaw.


Mississagi inbound on the Saginaw River just above Cheboyganing Creek


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Saginaw River Passage - July 6th

Inbound on the Saginaw River Wednesday morning, the tug Undaunted, and her self unloading barge, Pere Marquette 41, called on the Port Fisher - Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.  The pair finished their unload later in the day and were back outbound for the lake.




Friday, July 1, 2016

Saginaw River June Vessel Passages

For the month of June, there were 20 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River.  This is identical to June of 2015, and it is one passage above the five year average of 19.  For the total number of vessel passages year to date, there have been 38.  This is 7 less than the 45 recorded during the same time period last year, and it is two below the five year overage of 40 vessel passages.

Saginaw River Passage - June 30th

Algoway was inbound on the Saginaw River Thursday, unloading at the Buena Vista Dock in Saginaw.  She was back outbound for the lake Friday morning.







Monday, June 27, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - June 24th - 27th

Back from vacations and catching up on traffic:

Friday, June 24 saw the arrival of the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber.  The pair called on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City to unload.  On Saturday, June 25th, two vessels entered the Saginaw River to unload cargo.  Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder called on the Essexville Sand and Stone dock in Essexville, and the St. John's registered, Sjard, called on the Port Fisher dock in Bay City to unload wind turbine parts.  On Sunday, June 26th, another two vessels called on the Saginaw River.  This time it was Alpena, unloading at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville, and a return visit from the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber, with the pair unloading this time at the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.

Alpena unloading at the Lafarge Cement dock

Sjard unloading at the Port Fisher Dock in Bay City


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