Thursday, May 30, 2013

Saginaw River Passages - May 29th & 30th

Heavy rains and strong currents once again caused havoc on the Saginaw River, just as they did earlier in the season, as two vessels tried to leave after unloading, but could not.  The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber arrived on Tuesday with a split cargo, unloading at the Bay City and the Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.  The pair backed down river from Saginaw Wirt on Wednesday and attempted to turn in the Airport Turning Basin, but were unable to do and headed back upriver to tie up at the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee to await more favorable conditions.
Manitowoc at the Bay City Wirt Stone dock on Thursday afternoon.

Manitowoc was inbound on Wednesday, unloading at the Bay City Wirt Dock, once finished, she attempted to turn in the basin at the west end of the dock, but was also unable to get around and tied back up at the Wirt dock to wait for more favorable conditions.  Both vessels remained at their dock late Thursday night.

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