Wednesday, August 24th, saw the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber call on the Saginaw River with a split load for the Bay City Wirt Stone Dock and for the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw. On Friday, the tug Cleveland, with the barge Cleveland Rocks arrived on the river, traveling up to the GM dock in Saginaw to unload. This was the first visit to the Saginaw River for the pair since August 27, 2006. In that year, Cleveland - Cleveland Rocks visited the river 10 times. On Saturday, the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back, calling on the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee. Monday, August 29th saw the American Century call on the Consumers energy dock in Essexville, and the Cleveland - Cleveland Rocks back at the GM dock in Saginaw. Wednesday, August 31 saw the Algoway call on the Buena vista dock in Saginaw, early in the morning. Manistee was inbound Wednesday evening, calling on the GM dock in Saginaw.
For the month of August there were 29 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This is up six from the same time last season and above the five year average of 26. There have been 81 commercial vessel passages for the year to date. This is five less than the same period last season. Looking back at the five year average, this is 29 passages below the average of 110.