Monday, November 27, 2017
The Olive L. Moore - Menominee called on the Saginaw River late Sunday night, traveling to the upper river to unload at the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee. The pair were outbound Monday morning. Inbound a short time later was Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder, inbound with a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks. They were outbound for the lake Monday night. Alpena remained at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville as of 9:30pm, Monday night.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
After a very slow start to November, commercial shipping traffic on the Saginaw River has had a big rebound over the past seven days. Between November 17th and November 24th, there have been seven commercial passages. They are as follows:
G.L. Ostrander - Integrity: Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville
Sam Laud: Port Fisher-Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City
Olive L. Moore - Menominee: Bay City Wirt dock
Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder: Bay City and Saginaw Wirt docks
Herbert C. Jackson: GM dock in Saginaw
Walter J. McCarthy, Jr.: Consumers Energy dock in Essexville
Friday, November 10, 2017
For the month of October, there were 15 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This number is on par with the 5-year average, which is also 15, but it is well below the number of passages that were recorded for the same one month period last season, when there were 21 commercial passages. For the year to date, there have been 112 commercial vessel passages recorded on the Saginaw River. This number is actually above the numbers for last season, when there were only 96 vessel passages recorded at the end of October. As compared to the 5-year average, the numbers are also up by seven passages from the 105 average.