A number of recent Saginaw River Passages to report:
On May 25th, the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. called on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville to unload.. On the 27th, American Mariner was inbound, calling on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. Also in on the 27th was the Olive L. Moore - Menominee, calling on both the Burroughs North dock in Essexville, and the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw. Finally, On June 1st, Great Republic called on the Saginaw River for the first time in her new Great Lakes Fleet colors, and with her new name, unloading a split cargo at the Burroughs North Dock and the Essexvile Wirt sand & Stone dock. Great Republic had previously visited the Saginaw River as the American Republic, while sailing for the American Steamship Company. Her last visit to the Saginaw River was on October 12, 2008, when she unloaded at the Bay Aggregate dock in Bay City.