The tug G.L. Ostrander, and her cement barge, Integrity, called on the Saginaw River on Friday, stopping at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville. The pair were back outbound by late afternoon. Saturday morning saw the arrival of Olive L. Moore - Menominee, traveling to the upper river to unload at the Buena Vista dock.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
On June 23rd, the Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder called on the Saginaw River with a split load. The pair dropped a partial cargo at the Wirt Stone Dock in Bay City, before continuing upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone Dock in Saginaw. June 25th saw the arrival of the Alpena, unloading at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville. Very early on the morning of June 26th, the Dorothy Ann - Pathfinder were back again, this time unloading at the Wirt Sand and Stone dock in Essexville. The pair were outbound before daylight on the 26th.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Traffic remains steady on the Saginaw River. Manitowoc called on the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City on Wednesday morning to unload. Later in the day Wednesday, Walter J.McCarthy arrived to unload coal at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville. Thursday morning saw the arrival of the Olive L. Moore - Menominee. The pair were traveling to the upper river to unload at a Saginaw area dock.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. unloaded coal at the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville on June 14th. June 15th saw the arrival of the tug G.L. Ostrander and her cement barge, Integrity. The pair called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville to unload. On June 17th, the Herbert C. Jackson unloaded at the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. June 18th saw two vessel passages: The H. Lee White also called on the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock to unload. A few hours later, Olive L. Moore - Menominee arrived on the Saginaw River, traveling all the way up to the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw, to unload
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The tug Defiance and her self unloading barge, Ashtabula, called on the Saginaw River early Wednesday evening. the pair entered the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates slip to unload. Defiance - Ashtabula had finished unloading and were outbound early Thursday morning.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
The American Integrity was inbound for the Saginaw River early Saturday morning, calling on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville to unload coal. She completed her unload later in the afternoon, backed into the Saginaw Bay, then turned and headed for the lake.
The Ryba Marine Construction Company tug, Thomas R. Morrish, arrived on the Saginaw River on saturday as well, bringing dredging equipment. The tug made a few trips to the upper river, moving equipment that was initially staged in Essexville upon their arrival.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Mississagi was inbound on the Saginaw River overnight, calling on the Buena Vista Dock, just above the Zilwaukee Bridge, to unload. She turned around in the Sixth Street Basin late Wednesday morning and was outbound for the lake.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Cuyahoga arrived on the Saginaw River Saturday morning, heading upriver to unload at the Buena Vista Dock, just above the Zilwaukee Bridge. Once she completed her unload, she turned in the Sixth Street Basin and was outbound for the lake early in the evening.
Algoma Innovator made her first ever visit to the Saginaw River early Sunday morning, calling on the North Star Dock in Essexville to unload Potash. She arrived at the dock around 3am and was outbound late in the afternoon.
|Cuyahoga outbound on the Saginaw River, approaching the Independence Bridge|
|Algoma Innovator unloading at the North Star Dock in Essexville|
Friday, June 1, 2018
During the month of May, there were 14 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This is the same number of passages as compared to May of last season. The 5-year average for the month of May is 13 passages, so we are just slightly above that.
For the total vessel passages year to date, there have been 18. This is also the same as compared to May of last year. It is also exactly the same as the 5-year average for May at 18 vessel passages.