Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - July 16th to July 25th

Since my last post, there have been a number of vessels calling on the Saginaw River:

July 16:
-Undaunted - Pere Marquette 41 unloading at the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.

July 17:
-Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloading a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone  docks.

July 20:
-H. Lee White unloading at the Burroughs North dock in Essexville.

-Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloading a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone  docks.

July 22:
-Indiana Harbor unloading at the consumers energy dock in Essexville

July 23:
-Manitowoc unloading a split cargo at Bay Aggregates in Bay City and the Buena Vista dock in Saginaw.

-Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloading a split cargo at Bay Aggregates in Bay City and the Buena Vista dock in Saginaw.

July 25:
Manitowoc unloading a split cargo for the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.

Manitowoc preparing to depart the Bay City Wirt Stone dock

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloading at the Bay City Wirt Stone dock

Stormy weather headed for the Princess Wenonah



Manitowoc at Bay City Wirt

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bay City Boat Lines Vessels







Saginaw River Passages - July 11th - 14th

The G.L. Ostrander, and her cement barge, Integrity, called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville on Saturday.  The pair were outbound for the lake on Sunday, after unloading.  Monday saw the arrival of Mississagi, who traveled up to the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee to unload.  She was outbound early Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Saginaw River Passage - July 8th

Indiana Harbor was inbound Wednesday morning, calling on the Consumers Energy dock in Essexville.  She was expected to be outbound later in the evening, backing out to the area of Light 12 in the Saginaw Bay to turn, and head for the lake.

Indiana Harbor at Consumers Energy in Essexville




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - July 4th - 7th

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber arrived on the Saginaw River on July 4th.  The pair waited at the Essexville Sand & Stone dock for the Bay City Fireworks Celebration to end and for the security zone on the Saginaw River to be lifted.  They then unloaded at the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.  On July 5th, Algorail arrived to unload at the Buena Vista dock in Saginaw, and on July 7th, the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back again, this time unloading at the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - July 2nd

There were two vessels calling on the Saginaw River Thursday morning.  American Mariner was first, calling on the Bay City Wirt Stone dock to unload.  Once finished , she backed from the dock and out of the Saginaw River, turning around out in the Saginaw Bay.  The Olive L. Moore - Lewis JKuber were the second in, arriving with a split cargo for the bay Aggregates dock in Bay City and the Buena Vista dock in Saginaw.  The pair were back outbound for the lake late in the evening.

American Mariner inbound at the Essexville turn


Stern view at the Lake State Railway Bridge


Saginaw River Shipping in June

Commercial shipping on the Saginaw River has been on the rebound so far in 2015.  For the month of June, there were 20 commercial vessel passages.  That is six more than during the same month last year, when there were 14, and two more than the five year average.  For the year to date, there have been 45 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River.  This number is twenty more than in 2014, when there were only 25, and five more than the five year average.  July has started out strong as well with two deliveries so far in the first two days of July.