Thursday, May 1, 2014

April Shipping Report for the Saginaw River

With the start to the 2014 commercial shipping season on the Saginaw River one of the latest on record, the first passage not coming until April 29th, there were only two passages recorded for the month.  This is below the five year average of nine passages at this point of the season.  The extreme ice conditions on the Great Lakes have played a huge part in the late start of the season and in the decrease in the number of passages.  Ice conditions in fact are still affecting commercial shipping in general and will for weeks to come.

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