Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saginaw River Passages - May 29th
The tug Olive L. Moore and her barge, Lewis J. Kuber, arrived on the Saginaw River late Tuesday evening. The pair called on the Lafarge Stone Dock in Essexville to unload. Outbound on Tuesday, under sunny skies, was the former car ferry West Shore. Recently purchased by Star Line Ferries, from the Bay City Boat Line, West Shore was headed north to be prepped and begin service to Mackinac Island hauling freight. West Shore is a near sister to the Bay City Boat Lines vessel, Princess Wenonah, and for the past number of years has sat at the dock, inactive. The 65' West Shore was bulit in 1947 for the Miller Boat Line for service to the Bass Islands, before being sold to the Bay City Boat Line, and now the Star Line.