A huff and a puff and the Calumet is free!

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photo by JB

A 629-foot U.S. cargo ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday is now on its way.

The merchant vessel, Calumet, departed Essar Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and was transiting downbound on the St. Marys River to its next port of call in Brevort, Michiagn, when it ran aground. The vessel was not carrying any cargo.

the ship was freed on Friday after being checked out by The Army Corp of Engineers. No word on what caused the vessel to run aground.