December 23: Marguerita, a 606-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Vila do Conde, Brazil, and delivered kaolin clay slurry, a paper coating. It sailed December 25 for Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, location of Port Hawkesbury Paper mill.

December 26: Federal Welland, a 656-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Hamburg, Germany, and delivered 15,000 tons of slag, a component of cement, for Dragon Products Co. It sailed December 28 for Portland.

December 29: Ning Yue Hai, a 655-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Ponta Ubu, Brazil, and delivered 50,000 tons of slag for Dragon Prodcts Co. It sailed January 5 for Port Arthur, Texas.

January 1: Noreaster, a 603-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, N.B., and delivered diesel. The next day, it continued to Bucksport and delivered jet fuel. It sailed January 3, returning to Saint John.

January 2: Denali, a New York–based tug and fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from Portland and delivered ethanol. It sailed January 3 for New York.

January 3: Acadian, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Bucksport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered No. 2 heating oil. It sailed January 4 for Saint John, N.B.

January 4: East Coast, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Halifax and delivered a mixed cargo of fuels. It sailed January 5 for Saint John, N.B.

January 6: Sunny Royal, a 646-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Chornomorsk, Ukraine, (the ship reached Penobscot Bay on December 30 but remained at anchor while waiting for Ning Yue Hai to leave the cargo dock) and delivered 50,000 tons of road salt.

Expected Arrivals: 

January 7 — Ansac Pride, to Searsport from Morehead City, N.C., picking up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries.