Alpena brought in a split load of cement for the Lafarge terminal. She loaded the cargo in Alpena, MI, unloading a portion of her cargo at South Chicago before proceeding to Muskegon.
Undaunted and her barge Pere Marquette 41 came in with a load of slag for the Verplank Cobb Dock.
Alpena delivered the first cargo of the 2021 season, bringing a split load of powdered cement from Alpena to the Lafarge terminal. She departed mid afternoon for South Chicago to unload the remainder of her cargo.
Karen Andrie and her tank barge Endeavour came into Muskegon early this morning. The pair docked at the Mart Dock, in the North Slip, presumably for a short winter layup.
The tug / barge Spartan and Spartan II arrived mid-afternoon and docked at the Mart Dock. They are likely entering a short winter layup.
Andrie tugs Barbara Andrie and Rebecca Lynn called on Muskegon on Friday. Rebecca Lynn arrived first, stopping at the Mart Dock, and proceeding to the Verplank’s Cobb Dock to pick up her barge A-397. She and her barge departed for Indiana Harbor late in the evening. Barbara Andrie arrived and docked at the Andrie Dock for layup. The two tugs had towed the cement barge Innovation from Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay to load a storage load of cement at Alpena, then dropped the barge off at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for winter layup. The tugboat normally paired with Innovation, the Samuel de Champlain, is undergoing work on her propulsion systems at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.
Algoma Intrepid came into port around 7:00 today, with a cargo of salt for the Verplank Salt Dock. She loaded her cargo in Goderich, Ontario. This was her first visit to Muskegon, as the Intrepid arrived on the Great Lakes on her maiden voyage in November 2020.
See her history at https://greatlakesships.wordpress.com/algoma-intrepid/
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.