For the month of August, there were 21 commercial vessel deliveries on the Saginaw River. This is up by six over the same period last year and right on par with the five year average of 21 passages for August.
For the year to date, there have been 84 vessel passages. This is only one passage less than the same period last season. Compared to the five year average it is two passages less. It appears shipping traffic has leveled out on the Saginaw River after the continual decreases year after year. While it is encouraging, the deliveries are still a far cry from what they were just 8 to 10 years ago.