Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saginaw River Passages - December 14th & 15th

Friday saw the arrival of two vessels on the Saginaw River.  First in was the Manitowoc, who unloaded at the Bay City Wirt Stone dock.  By the evening, she had finished, turned in the Wirt basin, and was outbound for the lake.  The tug Olive L. Moore, with her barge, Lewis J. Kuber, were inbound to take Manitowoc's place at the Bay City Wirt dock shortly after her departure.  After discharging a partial cargo in Bay City, the Moore-Kuber continued upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone dock in Saginaw.  The pair were outbound Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vessel Passages - December 12th & 13th

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were inbound on Wednesday with a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.  The pair were outbound for the lake Thursday morning.  Luedtke Engineering continues dredging work on the upper Saginaw River near the Peavey silos in Saginaw.

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber outoubnd at Smith Park in Essexville

Tug Gregory J. Busch at the Dow Chemical Dock in Bay City
Tug Kurt Luedtke and a mud scow headed upriver from the CDF
to the dredge site in Saginaw

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Saginaw River MLive Article

The following is a link to an article written by Katherine Lynch Morin of the Bay City Times dealing with the traffic this season on the Saginaw River.

Saginaw River Shipping 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saginaw River Passages - December 10th

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were inbound on Monday, calling on the GM dock in Saginaw to unload coal.  The pair was expected to be outbound late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

The tug Kurt Luedtke has been busy moving mud scows between the dredge area near the Sixth Street turning basin in Saginaw and the Luedtke hydraulic dredge unloading the scows at the Confined disposal facility located on the Bay-Saginaw County line.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saginaw River Passages - December 5th

Manitowoc was inbound on Wednesday, calling on the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City to unload.  She was outbound for the lake early Thursday morning.

USCGC Hollyhock was inbound on Wednesday, working AToN, then spending the night at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville.  Hollyhock was outbound on Thursday.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Saginaw River Passage - December 3rd

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber upbound at Cass Avenue
The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back again on Monday, this time with a split load for the Wirt Stone dock in Bay City, and the GM Stone dock in Saginaw.  The pair remained at the GM dock late Monday night.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saginaw River Passages - November 2012

More cargo was moving on the Saginaw River during the month of November in 2012 than during the same period in 2011. There were seventeen November commercial vessel passages in 2012 as compared to only twelve during 2011. For the year to date, there have been 127 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River, exactly the same number recorded for the same time period last year.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saginaw River Photos - December 1st

 It has been a long time since I was able to get some photos down by the water.  While the light and sky conditions were less than perfect this morning, here are a few shots  from the Essexville area.

USS Edson hard aground at the Wirt Sand & Stone Dock in Essexville
Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloading at the Bay Aggregates dock
in Bay City
Tug Gregory J. Busch and Edwin Busch at the Dow Chemical Dock
in Bay City