Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - May 27th

The tug Samuel de Champlain, pushing the cement barge Innovation, called on the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville on Wednesday.  The pair was expected to be outbound early on Thursday after unloading.  The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were inbound late Wednesday night, calling on the Wirt Stone dock in Bay City.

Samuel de Champlain - Innovation unloading at Lafarge in Essexville


Monday, May 25, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - May 25th

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back on the Saginaw River early Monday morning.  The pair stopped at the Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee and the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.  Also inbound on Monday was the tug Leonard M., pushing the barge Huron Spirit.  They called on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.

Leonard M. - Huron Spirit inbound nearing the turn in Essexville


Approaching the Bay Aggregates dock to the right


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - May 24th

Mississagi was inbound on the Saginaw River, early Sunday morning, calling on the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee to unload.  Algoway was also inbound Sunday morning, calling on the North Star dock in Essexville to unload.  Mississagi was outbound Sunday afternoon. 
Mississagi outbound at Cass Avenue

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - May 17th

The Harbour Fountain arrived at the Port Fisher Fertilizer dock, in Bay City, to unload early on Sunday.  Arriving with her was the tug Kathy Lynn, to assist with turning in the Essexville Turning Basin at her departure.  The Harbour Fountain is the first "saltie" if the season to call on the Saginaw River.  The Buffalo was also inbound on Sunday, calling on the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City to unload.  Both vessels were expected to be outbound early Monday.


Harbour Fountain at the Port Fisher Fertilizer dock


Kathy Lynn at Lafarge Cement in Essexville


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Saginaw River Passage - May 13th

Algorail was inbound on the Saginaw River, Wednesday morning, calling on the Sargent Dock in Zilwaukee to unload.  She was expected to be outbound later in the evening.

Algorail upbound on the Saginaw River at Cass Avenue




Monday, May 11, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - May 11th

Monday saw the arrival of the Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber, who unloaded at the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.  The pair were outbound for the lake during the early evening hours.  The H. Lee White was inbound late Monday afternoon, calling on the Burroughs North dock in Essexville.  She was expected to be outbound late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

H. Lee White inbound approaching the Essexville Range

Making the turn in Essexville on a foggy Saginaw River

Making the Burroughs North dock in Essexville to unload.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Saginaw River - May 8th

One Saginaw River Boater Rescued, One Missing and Presumed Dead

An incident on the Saginaw River on Friday has left one subject in the hospital and the other presumed dead.  The incident happened near the Cheboyganing Creek and the pump off barge for the confined disposal facility located on the Bay-Saginaw County line.  Ryba Marine Construction is currently dredging on the upper Saginaw River and the tug Thomas R. Morrish has been making regular trips between the dredge site and the pump-off barge.

Full details of the incident can be found in the MLive article linked above.