Commercial shipping traffic, for November, started out slow on the Saginaw River, but rebounded nicely towards the end of the month. There were a total of 14 commercial vessel deliveries for the month of November. This is twice a many as compared to 2016, when there were only 7, and right on par with the five year average, which is also 14. For the year to date, there have been 126 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This is 23 more than last year, at this time, and 7 more than the five year average. This total is also more than the total number of passages for the entire 2016 season, when there were only 113.
Monday, November 27, 2017
The Olive L. Moore - Menominee called on the Saginaw River late Sunday night, traveling to the upper river to unload at the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee. The pair were outbound Monday morning. Inbound a short time later was Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder, inbound with a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks. They were outbound for the lake Monday night. Alpena remained at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville as of 9:30pm, Monday night.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
After a very slow start to November, commercial shipping traffic on the Saginaw River has had a big rebound over the past seven days. Between November 17th and November 24th, there have been seven commercial passages. They are as follows:
G.L. Ostrander - Integrity: Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville
Sam Laud: Port Fisher-Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City
Olive L. Moore - Menominee: Bay City Wirt dock
Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder: Bay City and Saginaw Wirt docks
Herbert C. Jackson: GM dock in Saginaw
Walter J. McCarthy, Jr.: Consumers Energy dock in Essexville
Friday, November 10, 2017
For the month of October, there were 15 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This number is on par with the 5-year average, which is also 15, but it is well below the number of passages that were recorded for the same one month period last season, when there were 21 commercial passages. For the year to date, there have been 112 commercial vessel passages recorded on the Saginaw River. This number is actually above the numbers for last season, when there were only 96 vessel passages recorded at the end of October. As compared to the 5-year average, the numbers are also up by seven passages from the 105 average.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
There were a total of 20 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River during the month of September. This number represents an increase of five vessel passages over the same time period in 2016, and three more passages than the five year average of 17.
For the year to date, there have been 97 commercial vessel passages. This is a huge increase from last year, when there were only 75 at the end of September. It is also above the 5-year average of 90 passages.