I am back from a week of camping and a few days of work around the house playing catch-up. Here is my report from the past 12 days:
The Stephen B. Roman called on the Essroc dock in Essexville on Monday, September 26th. Indiana Harbor was in on Tuesday, calling on the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville. Wednesday saw the Mississagi calling on the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee, Followed by the Olive L. Moore – Lewis J. Kuber, calling on the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw on Thursday, September 29th.
Traffic picked up again on Monday, October 3rd, with the Olive L. Moore – Lewis J. Kuber back on the Saginaw River, but I do not know what dock the pair unloaded at. Unloading on Thursday was a trio of vessels: Manitowoc unloaded at the GM Dock in Saginaw, American Century unloaded at the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville, and Olive L. Moore – Lewis J. Kuber unloaded at the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee. Friday saw the return of Manitowoc, who unloaded at the Lafarge Stone dock in Essexville. Manistee was also inbound on Friday, unloading at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee.
For the month of September, there were 19 commercial vessel passages, up three from the same time period in 2010. For the year to date, there were 100 vessel passages, just below the 102 recorded in 2010. Looking at long term numbers, September 2011 was 19 passages below the five year average of 38. For the year to date numbers, 2011 fell to 47 passages below the five year average of 147.