1990 : Tanker Jupiter Explodes in Saginaw River

September 16, 2018 all-day

September 16, 1990 marks the 25th anniversary of the MV Jupiter explosion. While moored on the West Side of the Saginaw River, unloading 2.3 million gallons of unleaded gasoline at Total Petroleum, the tanker broke away from its lines after a freighter passed by it.

For the full article, see Andrew Dodson, “The Jupiter Explosion: 25 years after ‘hell visited the Saginaw River’ in Bay City”, MLive, September 13, 2015.

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