For the month of December 2018, there were a total of six commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River. This is a decrease of one passage from the same time period last season. It also falls in line with the 5-year average for December, also at six vessel passages and the 10-year average, which is seven.
For the total number of vessel passages as of December 31st, there were 142. This is the highest number of passages at the end of the year since the 2010 season when there were 145. Year to date, December 2018, was up from last year by 9 passages. It was also up from the 5-year average of 126 commercial vessel passages and the 10-year average of 135 passages.