Friday, August 26, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - August 11th to 26th

August 9th through 26th, 2016

There have been a number of vessel passages since my last post here:

August 11 - The Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder traveled up the Saginaw river, unloading at the GM dock in Saginaw.

August 13 - Algoway called on the Saginaw River, unloading at the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City.

August 20 - G.L. Ostrander - Integrity unloaded at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville.

August 22 - Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder returned, this time delivering a split cargo for both the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks.

August 26 - Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. called at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville to unload coal.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Saginaw River Passage - August 8th

The tug Defiance, and her barge, Ashtabula, unloaded at the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City this afternoon. The pair departed early in the evening.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Saginaw River Passages - August 4th

The tug Zeus, and her tank barge, Robert F. Deegan, called on the Port Fisher dock in Bay City to unload Thursday morning.  The pair were back outbound for the lake later in the evening.  Alpena was inbound early Thursday afternoon, calling on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville.  She was expected to be outbound after unloading, sometime early on Friday.
Alpena unloading at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville

Zeus - Robert F. Deegan unloading at the Port Fisher dock

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Total Saginaw River Passages - July 2016

Commercial vessel traffic was down for the month of July, with only 10 commercial vessel deliveries on the Saginaw River. This represents nine fewer passages than July of 2015, and six fewer than the five year average of 16. For the year to date, there have been a total of 48 commercial vessel deliveries to Saginaw River docks. This is down sixteen passages from the same time period in 2015 and is nine fewer than the five year average.

Saginaw River Passages - August 1st

To start the month of August, there were two commercial deliveries to the Saginaw River. Monday morning saw the arrival of the H Lee White, calling on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. After unloading, she was outbound for the lake during the late afternoon. A short time later, the tug Dorothy Ann, and her self unloading barge, Pathfinder, were inbound with a split cargo. The pair dropped part of their load at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, then continued upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw. Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder were outbound early Tuesday morning.