Monday, August 8, 2016

Saginaw River Passage - August 8th

The tug Defiance, and her barge, Ashtabula, unloaded at the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City this afternoon. The pair departed early in the evening.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - August 4th

The tug Zeus, and her tank barge, Robert F. Deegan, called on the Port Fisher dock in Bay City to unload Thursday morning.  The pair were back outbound for the lake later in the evening.  Alpena was inbound early Thursday afternoon, calling on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville.  She was expected to be outbound after unloading, sometime early on Friday.
Alpena unloading at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville


Zeus - Robert F. Deegan unloading at the Port Fisher dock

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Total Saginaw River Passages - July 2016

Commercial vessel traffic was down for the month of July, with only 10 commercial vessel deliveries on the Saginaw River. This represents nine fewer passages than July of 2015, and six fewer than the five year average of 16. For the year to date, there have been a total of 48 commercial vessel deliveries to Saginaw River docks. This is down sixteen passages from the same time period in 2015 and is nine fewer than the five year average.

Saginaw River Passages - August 1st

To start the month of August, there were two commercial deliveries to the Saginaw River. Monday morning saw the arrival of the H Lee White, calling on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. After unloading, she was outbound for the lake during the late afternoon. A short time later, the tug Dorothy Ann, and her self unloading barge, Pathfinder, were inbound with a split cargo. The pair dropped part of their load at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, then continued upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw. Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder were outbound early Tuesday morning.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - July 23rd to July 30th

American Century called on the Saginaw River for the first time in 2016, arriving on Saturday, July 23rd, and unloading coal at the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville.  On July 25th, Manitowoc was back, unloading a cargo at the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.  On July 26th, the tug Kimberly Anne, along with a spud barge/mud scow, arrived on the Saginaw River.  The pair tied up for the night just off the Bay Aggregates slip, then moved out into the Saginaw Bay, near the mouth of the Kawkawlin River to work.





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: