December 4: Curia, a 623-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Patache, Chile, and delivered 50,000 tons of road salt. It sailed December 8 for Philadelphia.

December 7: Wilkin A. Falgout, a Louisiana-based tug that delivered an empty deck barge to Cianbro’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer on November 26, to be loaded with prefabricated modules for an undisclosed refinery in Pennsylvania, returned to pick up the loaded barge — the last of 19 planned shipments. It was scheduled to sail for the mouth of the Mississippi but took a detour to New York to avoid an approaching storm that subsequently hit New England.

December 10: Noreaster, a 603-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, N.B., and delivered 90,000 barrels of gasoline, 90,000 barrels of No. 2 heating oil and 85,000 barrels of diesel. It sailed December 11, returning to Saint John.

December 11: Denali, a New York–based tug with fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from Boston and delivered ethanol. It sailed December 12 for Portland.

December 12: Acadian, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Bucksport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered 180,000 barrels of No. 2 heating oil. It sailed December 14 for Saint John, N.B.

Expected Arrivals:

December 19 — Marguerita, to Searsport from Vila do Conde, Brazil, delivering clay slurry, a paper coating.

December 21 — Federal Welland, to Searsport from Hamburg, Germany, delivering 15,000 tons of slag.

December 24 — Sunny Royal, to Searsport, delivering 50,000 tons of road salt.

December 27 — Ning Yue Hai, to Searsport from Ponte Ubu, Brazil, delivering 50,000 tons of slag.