For the month of May, the Saginaw River saw 17 commercial vessel deliveries. This number is up from 9 during the same time period in 2014. For the year to date, there have been 25 commercial vessel passages. That is more than twice as many as in 2014, when there were only 11 by June 1st. If you look at the five year averages, May 2015 is above the average of 15, and for the year to date, 2015 is also above the five year average of 22 vessel passages,
While the extended ice season in 2014 is partly to blame for the low early season numbers last year, hopefully the demand for materials is on the rise, in turn accounting for a greater number of vessel passages in 2015.