- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - An 850-foot freighter has been freed after being grounded on a reef for a week in Whitefish Bay off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/1XsnkGr ) that the Roger Blough was floated off Gros Cap Reef Saturday morning.

Coast Guard officials say the vessel is moving under its own power, but is being helped by tugboats. Plans are to move it Waiska Bay.

The Roger Blough ran aground May 27. Food, water and other supplies were taken by tugboat to the crew earlier this week.

The vessel had been loaded with iron ore pellets. Some of the iron ore had been unloaded and moved onto another freighter.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids


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