Algoma’s most recent addition to the fleet, Algoma Intrepid, is currently expected to bring a load of salt to the Verplank Salt Dock on Muskegon Lake. She is currently loading at Goderich, with an ETA of 6:00 AM on 1/27/21. Times are subject to change, but with the lacking ice conditions currently seen, updated times on her AIS are likely more accurate. Algoma Intrepid Marine Traffic page
Joseph L. Block brought in a load of slag from Indiana Harbor, for the Verplank Lakeside Dock. This is the Block‘s second visit of the 2020-2021 season, calling on Muskegon on May 15, 2020, with a similar cargo. The slag cargoes for the Lakeside Dock are typically brought in by the Wilfred Sykes, which has been laid up since April due to the economy. Joseph L. Block will be heading to Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, for winter layup after she completes unloading.
The G. L. Ostrander and barge Integrity came in on Tuesday evening with a load of cement for the Lafarge Terminal. She had unloaded a portion of the cargo at St. Joseph before proceeding to Muskegon to finish unloading her cargo of powdered cement from Alpena, Michigan.
Alpena arrived mid day on Sunday with a load of cement for the Lafarge Terminal. She departed early on Monday bound for South Chicago to unload the remainder of her cargo.
On New Year’s Day, Andrie tug Sarah Andrie and her barge A-397 came into port, docking at the Verplank’s Cobb Dock. Sarah Andrie dropped her barge off a the Cobb Dock before departing for Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for her 5-Year Survey.
Alpena came in with a load of cement, taken on in Alpena, Michigan, for the Lafarge Terminal. She unloaded throughout the evening and into the next day.
Interlake Steamship’s Herbert C. Jackson came in mid morning with a cargo of stone loaded in Meldrum Bay, Ontario, for the Verplank’s Lakeside Dock.
Manitowoc came in early on December 16 with a load of stone for the Verplank’s Cobb Dock. The aggregate cargo was loaded in Meldrum Bay, Ontario.
Cason J. Callaway came into Muskegon harbor late on Friday, seeking shelter from the weather on Lake Michigan. She anchored on the west end of Muskegon Lake.
The Coast Guard tug USCGC Mobile Bay and her buoy tending barge CGB-12002 came in mid-morning on December 8, tending to buoy #3 on Muskegon Lake, south of the Bear Lake channel. The cutter and her barge departed a few hours later after taking care of the buoy. The Mobile Bay is stationed at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.