Friday, September 4, 2015

Saginaw River Passage - September 3rd

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber were back on the Saginaw River, on a very rainy Thursday afternoon, calling on the Lafarge Stone dock in Saginaw.  This was their 32nd trip to the Saginaw River this season.  They were outbound late Thursday evening.

The King Company tug, Matt Allen, was tied up at the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville Wednesday evening.  King is conducting Dredging operations out in the Saginaw River Entrance Channel, near to Confined Disposal Island in the Saginaw Bay.

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber inbound at Cass Avenue


Matt Allen at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville - 9/2/15


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vessel Passage Report - August 2015

Commercial vessel deliveries on the Saginaw River totaled 18 for the month of August.  This was one less compared to the same month last season.  Looking at the long term averages, August 2015 had two less commercial vessel passages than the 5-year average and six less than the 10-year average.


Looking at the 2015 shipping season to date, there have been 82 commercial vessel passages as of August 31st.  This number represents a big increase over the 2014 season, when there were 60.  Comparing this to the 5-year average, we again see an increase for 2015 of four commercial vessel passages.  The 10-year average however comes in at 104 passages for the season through the end of August, so although traffic is increasing, we are still behind where we once were.

Saginaw River Passages - August 24th - Sept 1st

Recent commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River:

8/25 - American Century  - Consumers Energy dock in Essexville to unload coal

8/26 - Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City and Burroughs dock in Zilwaukee to unload aggregates

8/30 - Algoway - Sargent Dock in Zilwaukee to unload salt

9/1 - Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber - Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks to unload aggregates

Monday, August 24, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - August 23rd

The tanker Chem Norma arrived on the Saginaw River Sunday afternoon, calling on the Port Fisher Fertilizer dock in Bay City to unload.  She was assisted by the tug Manitou.
Chem Norma unloading at the Port Fisher Fertilizer dock 



Manitou headed upriver to pick up a mud scow in Saginaw


Manitou delivering the mud scow to the Lararge Cement terminal in Essexville

Monday, August 17, 2015

Saginaw river Passages - August 16th & 17th

The H. Lee White called on the Saginaw River early Sunday morning, unloading at 
the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City.  Later in the morning, American Courage was 
inbound with a split cargo.  She dropped a partial load at the Wirt Stone dock in Bay City, 
then continued upriver to finish unloading at the Wirt Stone dock in Saginaw.  The third 
vessel of Sunday, Algoway, arrived and traveled up to the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee to 
unload salt.  The H. Lee White was outbound later on Sunday, with the American Courage 
and Algoway both outbound early Monday morning.
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Algoway outbound at the Lake State Railway Bridge






American Courage outbound at Smith Park in Essexville






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