Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Saginaw River Report - September 2017

There were a total of 20 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River during the month of September. This number represents an increase of five vessel passages over the same time period in 2016, and three more passages than the five year average of 17.

For the year to date, there have been 97 commercial vessel passages. This is a huge increase from last year, when there were only 75 at the end of September. It is also above the 5-year average of 90 passages.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saginaw River Passage - September 20th

Cuyahoga was inbound on the Saginaw River this afternoon, bound for Saginaw to unload.











Monday, September 18, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - September 12th through 18th

September 12: Undaunted - Pere Marquette 41 unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock.                               After unloading, they took on an aggregate cargo to be delivered to Green Bay, WI.                             This marked the first cargo loaded on the Saginaw River in a number of years.

September 12: Algoway unloaded at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee

September 13: Manitoulin unloaded at the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw.  She later had                         a mechanical issue and needed tug assistance to transit the Saginaw River and head to                         Sarnia for repair.

September 15: Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at the Burroughs Dock in Zilwaukee

September 16: Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. unloaded at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville

September 18: Algoway unloaded at the Sargent Dock in Zilwaukee

September 18: Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in                               Bay City











Friday, September 8, 2017

Saginaw River Passages for August 2017

Commercial shipping traffic levels remained above average on the Saginaw River for the month of August. There were 19 commercial vessel passages last month, an increase of seven passages compared to last season. The month of August was also one passage above the five year average 18. For the year to date, there have been 77 commercial vessel passages. This represents an increase 17 passages from passages last year and four passages more then the five year average.

Saginaw River Passages - August 29th to September 8th

Traffic on the Saginaw River during the past week has been as follows:

August 29th:
*Sam Laud - Unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City


September 3rd:
*Herbert C. Jackson - Unloaded at the GM Dock in Saginaw

4th:
*American Century - Unloaded at the Consumers Energy Dock  in Essexville

6th:
*Olive L. Moore - Menominee - Unloaded at the Bay City Wirt Stone Dock

7th:
*Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Unloaded at the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks

8th:
*John J. Boland - Unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City

Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder outbound from the Saginaw River on 9/7/17

Monday, August 28, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - August 20th - 27th

Traffic on the Saginaw River during the past week has been as follows:

20th:
*Algoway - Unloaded at the North Star Dock in Essexville

*Olive L. Moore - Menominee - Unloaded at the Burroughs North Dock in Essexville and the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw

22nd:
*Herbert C. Jackson - Unloaded at the Wirt Stone Docks in Bay City and Saginaw

23rd:
*BBC Elbe - Unloaded wind turbine components at the Port Fisher Dock in Bay City

25th:
*Samuel de Champlain - Innovation - Unloaded at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville

26th:
*Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder - Unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates Dock

27th:
*Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. - Unloaded at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville

*Sam Laud - Unloaded at the Burroughs North Dock in Essexville

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - August 14th & 15th

Alpena called on the Saginaw River Monday evening, calling on the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville.  She was outbound Tuesday morning after unloading overnight.

Olive L. Moore - Menominee were inbound Tuesday morning, calling on the Port Fisher/Bay aggregates dock in Bay City.  The pair unloaded and were outbound for the lake Tuesday night.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - August 12th

The Olive L. Moore - Menominee were inbound on the Saginaw River, calling on both the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee and the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.  The pair were followed closely by the Herbert C. Jackson, who had dropped a partial cargo at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, and then headed up to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw.
Moore-Meniminee at Lafayette Bridge, with the Herbert C. Jackson at Liberty Bridge, in the background








Monday, August 7, 2017

Saginaw River - July Passages

July was a great month for commercial shipping on the Saginaw River! There were a total of 25 commercial vessel passages during the month, representing an increase of fifteen passages over 2016 and seven more then the five year average. You have to go back to July 2008 to find a July with as much traffic as 2017.
For the year to date, there have been 58 commercial vessel passages. This is ten more than last year at this time, and three more than the five year average.

Saginaw River Passages - August 1st to 7th

Home from a vacation and updating all of the traffic during the past week:

August 1st:  Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates in Bay City.

August 2nd:  Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder unloaded at Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone Docks.
                      Samuel de Champlain - Innovation unloaded at Lafarge Cement in Essexville.

August 7th:  American Century unloaded at Consumers Energy in Essexville.
                    Olive L. Moore - Menominee unloaded at Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - July 28th & 29th

On July 28th, the tug Zeus and her tank barge, Robert F. Deegan, called on the Port Fisher dock in Bay City with a cargo of liquid calcium chloride.  Later that evening, the tug Defiance and her self unloading barge, Ashtabula, arrived at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City to unload.  On July 29th, Manitoulin was back for her second trip in three days, calling again at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee.
Zeus - Robert F. Deegan unloading at the Port Fisher Dock in Bay City






Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Saginaw River Passage - July 26th

Manitoulin was inbound on the Saginaw River on Wednesday morning, bound for the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee. This is Manitoulin's first ever visit to the Saginaw River.
Manitoulin at the Liberty Bridge in Bay City







Monday, July 24, 2017

Saginaw River Passages - July 22nd through July 24th

Steady traffic continues on the Saginaw River, with five vessels calling on various docks over the past two days.  Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City, on July 22nd.  She was followed by American Century, who called on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville and Sam Laud, also unloading at Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates.  On July 24th, the tug Sharon M I and barge Huron Spirit, unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock.  The BBC Campana also arrived on the 23rd and was assisted to the Port Fisher dock by the tug Manitou, where she was to unload wind turbine components.

BBC Campana at the Port Fisher dock in Bay City



Sharon M I - Huron Spirit at Bay Aggregates