Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Saginaw River Passage - December 23rd

Mississagi inbound on the Saginaw River, passing through Downtown Bay City, on her way to Saginaw. 12/23/15
Mississagi passing through Bay City, approaching Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fire Breaks Out on the Steamer Alpena

There was a fire on board the Steamer Alpena last night as she sat on the blocks in the drydock at Bay Shipbuilding in Wisconsin.  Damage sounds extensive in the area of the crew accommodations at the stern of the vessel.

The following is a link to a news story on the incident:

News footage of the Alpena Fire

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - December 2nd - 8th

December 2nd saw the arrival of two vessels:  Algorail traveled upriver to unload a split cargo at two Saginaw docks - the Buena Vista Dock and the Sargent Stone Dock.  American Integrity unloaded coal at the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville.

On December 7th, the G.L. Ostrander - Integrity departed the Lafarge Cement dock in Essexville headed for Alpena to load.  The pair had arrived at the Essexville Lafarge dock on November 29th and remained there until the 7th.  They were right back after loading and were back at the Essexville dock late on the evening of the 8th.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saginaw River Report - November 2015

Commercial shipping on the Saginaw River totaled 16 vessel passages for the month of November 2015.  This is three more passages than for the same month in 2014, and it is equal to the five year average for November.  For the year to date, there have been 128 commercial vessel passages on the Saginaw River.  This is 23 more passages than last year for this time period, and four more than the five year average.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - November 24th - 29th

The Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber continues to be the workhorse of the Saginaw River, logging three visits between November 24th and 29th.  The pair arrived on the 24th, delivering a split load to the Bay City and Saginaw Wirt Stone docks.  They were back again on the 26th, delivering to the same two docks.  On the 29th, the Moore-Kuber delivered to the Bay Aggregates dock in Bay City,  This was their 55th trip of the season to the Saginaw River.  Also unloading on the 29th was the tug G.L. Ostrander and her cement barge, Integrity.  The pair unloaded at the Lafarge Cenent dock in Essexville.
G.L. Ostrander - Integrity at the Lafarge Cement Dock in Essexville

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber unloaidn at Bay Aggregates

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saginaw River Passages - November 21st

Friday evening saw the arrival of the Herbert C. Jackson on the Saginaw River, calling on the Bay Aggregates Dock in Bay City to unload.  The Jackson is an infrequent visitor to the river, last here on June 1, 2010, when she also unloaded at the Bay Aggregates dock.  American Century was able to come into the river a short time later, calling on the Consumers Energy Dock in Essexville to unload coal.  Both vessels were outbound during the early morning hours on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon saw the arrival of the Olive L. Moore-Lewis J. Kuber.  The pair traveled up the ditch, to the Burroughs Materials dock in Zilwaukee.

Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber upbound just above the airport

Stern view at Veteran's Memorial Park on the Bay /Saginaw County Line