Monday, October 12, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - October 12th

Alpena called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville on Saturday to unload.  She was outbound early Sunday morning.  Olive L. Moore - Lewis J, Kuber were inbound Monday morning, traveling up to the Lafarge stone dock in Saginaw to unload.  The pair were expected to be outbound later in the day.
Moore - Kuber inbound on the Saginaw River, nearing Cheboyganing Creek

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - October 7th

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back again late Tuesday night, delivering a split cargo to the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.  The pair finished their unload and were outbound early Wednesday morning.  Wednesday evening saw the arrival of Algorail, headed upriver to unload at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee.

Algorail upbound on the Saginaw River just above the Airport Turning Basin

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Saginaw river Passages - October 2nd - 4th

Very strong sustained winds out of the Northeast caused delays for vessels trying to deliver product to Saginaw River docks.  American Century arrived on the Saginaw Bay on October 2nd, but went to anchor south of the Charity Islands to wait for more favorable conditions before delivering her cargo of coal to the Consumers energy dock in Essexville.  She was finally able to make the dock on the morning of October 4th.  The Olive L. Moore-Lewis J. Kuber made their 40th commercial delivery to the Saginaw River on October 3rd, passing the anchored American Century and dropping a split cargo at the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City and the Buena Vista dock in Saginaw.

Saginaw River Traffic Report - September 2015

For the month of September, there were 17 commercial vessel deliveries on the Saginaw River.  This is down one delivery from the same month last year, but one more than the five year average of 16.  For the year to date, there have been 99 commercial deliveries to docks along the Saginaw River.  This represents 21 more than the same period during 2014 and six more than the five year average.