August 2014 - 19 commercial passages. Two less than August 2013 and two less than the five year average. September 2014 - 18 commercial passages. Two more than September 2013 and two more than the five year average. October 2014 - 14 commercial passages. One less than October 2013 and one less than the five year average.
As far as where things stand as of the year to date, Commercial shipping for 2014 is currently at 100 vessel deliveries. This is 23 less than the 123 passages last year at this point and 20 less than the five year average. Interestingly, there has only been two deliveries of coal, to the Consumers Energy/Karn-Weadock power plant in Essexville, this year by water. Last year there were sixteen. Rail has been king this year for coal in Essexville.