A huff and a puff and the Calumet is free!

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.

Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 35 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team and website, SaultOnline.com