Dredging operations on the upper Saginaw River near James Clements Airport and spoils offloading at the Confined Disposal pump-out near Cheboyganing Creek. The Ryba Marine Contracting tug, Thomas R. Morrish, has been running the mud scows between both locations. 7/12/18.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Friday was a busy day on the Saginaw River, with four commercial vessel cargoes delivered to five different docks. The Olive L. Moore - Menominee arrived during the morning, unloading cargo at the Burroughs North Dock in Essexville, then continuing upriver to finish unloading at the Lafarge Stone Dock in Saginaw. In next was the tug Zeus, with the tank barge Robert F. Deegan. The pair called on the Port Fisher dock in Bay City. Just a little down river, the tug Sharon M I, pushing the barge Huron Spirit, called on the Port Fisher/Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City. American Century was the last to arrive, stopping at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville to unload coal.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
June was a big month on the Saginaw River for commercial vessel cargo deliveries. There were a total of 26 vessel passages for June. This is eleven more passages than June 2017 and seven more than the 5-year average. Looking back even further, June 2018 was 6 passages above the 10-year average of 20.
For the total commercial vessel passages for the year to date, the Saginaw River has had 44. This number represents an increase of eleven more then the 33 passages logged in 2017. These 44 vessel passages at the end of June 2018 also represent an increase of seven passages over the 5-year average of 37 and two passages over the 10-year average of 42.
Mississagi called on the Saginaw River, unloading at the North Star Dock in Essexville on Wednesday morning. She was outbound later Wednesday afternoon.
Samuel de Champlain - Innovation were inbound on Thursday morning, calling on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville to unload. The pair were expected to be outbound later in the evening on Thursday.