About the Saginaw River

Strategic Location of the Saginaw River

  • The entrance to the Saginaw River is located in Bay City, Michigan.
  • Vessels are able to access the river from all over the world through a series of passages, beginning with the St. Lawrence Seaway (view image).
  • From the Saginaw River, access is available to several major roadways. This includes I-75, US-23, M-46, US-10, and many others (view image).
  • Easily accessible industrial-hubs include Midland, Saginaw, Flint, Clare, and more.
  • Easily accessible agricultural-hubs include Breckenridge, Shepherd, Rosebush, Coleman, Standish, Cass City, and more.
  • Railways throughout the state are easily accessible and maintained through Lake States Railroad.

Saginaw River Depths

  • 27′ deep and 350′ wide in the entrance channel to the river mouth.
  • Traveling up-river, 26′ deep, dropping to 22′ deep, and finally 16.5′ at Green Point in Saginaw.
  • 800 foot turning basins are available at both Port Fisher Terminals and our sister company, Bay Aggregates.


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