Pere Marquette Shipping’s articulated tug/barge Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41 was the lone visitor to the port of Grand Haven last week.
The Sykes arrived offshore Wednesday afternoon — but, at the time, the wind was too strong to make an attempt to enter the port.
The slow start can be attributed to the effect that the long winter has had on construction and shipping companies across the Great Lakes.
After a relatively quiet start to the month, the port of Grand Haven received three cargoes in quick succession this past week.
Despite the weather, the port of Grand Haven still received one cargo this past week.
Saturday night, Grand River Navigation’s articulated tug/barge Defiance/Ashtabula crossed the pierheads just before sunset with a load of stone for the Verplank dock in Ferrysburg.
On March 23, Port City’s articulated tug/barge combination Prentiss Brown/St. Marys Challenger arrived with the first load of cement for the St. Marys Cement terminal in Ferrysburg.
Grand Haven received 101 cargoes from 18 different freighters in the 2017-18 shipping season. Here's a look at the 18 vessels that visited port this year.
With the Great Lakes quickly freezing over, most ships have laid up for the season.
The Block was delivering the 100th cargo of the season to Grand Haven. This was the same amount of cargoes that we received last season.
Those driving by Grand Haven’s waterfront Tuesday morning were greeted by a spectacular site.
Grand Haven received one cargo last week.
It had been more than 15 years since the Joseph L. Block last visited Grand Haven prior to its stop in our port late last month. It was here again late this week.
The last time the Joseph L. Block was in Grand Haven was May 22, 2002.
Lower Lakes Towing’s motor vessel Michipicoten was due into Grand Haven on Nov. 20. However, weather on Lake Michigan was not cooperating at the time.