Friday, November 24, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - November 17th to 24th

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
Olive L. Moore - Menominee: Port Fisher-Bay Aggregates




Friday, November 10, 2017

Saginaw River Report - October 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

Saginaw River Report - September 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saginaw River Passage - September 20th

Cuyahoga was inbound on the Saginaw River this afternoon, bound for Saginaw to unload.











Monday, September 18, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - September 12th through 18th

September 12: Undaunted - Pere Marquette 41 unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock.                               After unloading, they took on an aggregate cargo to be delivered to Green Bay, WI.                             This marked the first cargo loaded on the Saginaw River in a number of years.

September 12: Algoway unloaded at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee

September 13: Manitoulin unloaded at the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw.  She later had                         a mechanical issue and needed tug assistance to transit the Saginaw River and head to                         Sarnia for repair.

September 15: Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at the Burroughs Dock in Zilwaukee

September 16: Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. unloaded at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville

September 18: Algoway unloaded at the Sargent Dock in Zilwaukee

September 18: Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in                               Bay City











Friday, September 8, 2017

Saginaw River Passages for August 2017

Commercial shipping traffic levels remained above average on the Saginaw River for the month of August. There were 19 commercial vessel passages last month, an increase of seven passages compared to last season. The month of August was also one passage above the five year average 18. For the year to date, there have been 77 commercial vessel passages. This represents an increase 17 passages from passages last year and four passages more then the five year average.

Saginaw River Passages - August 29th to September 8th

Traffic on the Saginaw River during the past week has been as follows:

August 29th:
*Sam Laud - Unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City


September 3rd:
*Herbert C. Jackson - Unloaded at the GM Dock in Saginaw

4th:
*American Century - Unloaded at the Consumers Energy Dock  in Essexville

6th:
*Olive L. Moore - Menominee - Unloaded at the Bay City Wirt Stone Dock

7th:
*Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Unloaded at the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks

8th:
*John J. Boland - Unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City

Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder outbound from the Saginaw River on 9/7/17