Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic

Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The cargo vessel Calumet, a 629-foot ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island Wednesday, was re-floated Friday, at approximately 8:50 PM, after the Coast Guard approved...

Cargo ship runs aground in St. Marys River

Cargo ship runs aground in St. Marys River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN — A 629-foot U.S. cargo ship ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday at 11:40 p.m. The merchant vessel Calumet departed ESSAR Steel in Sault Ste....

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River
The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015 (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) Sault Ste Marie, Michigan —The Coast Guard is responding to a 603-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan, early Wednesday. The motor vessel Mississagi, a Canadian-flagged...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 88-year-old man from Chandler Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 88-year-old man from Chandler Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation Tuesday morning of an 88-year-old man from Chandler Island just north of Island Number Two in the St. Marys River. Just before 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a request from Chippewa County 911 dispatchers to transport two emergency medical service personnel from the Sault Ste. Marie Fire...

Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in St. Marys River
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard crews are responding Monday morning to a tug that sank in the upper St. Marys River. At 3:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted by the crew of the tug Bill Maier, which was towing three barges and the tug Hammond Bay when the crew lost sight of the Hammond Bay. After securing the barges, the Bill...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sault Ste Marie

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard worked closely with local, state and federal law-enforcement personnel to locate a man who was reported as entering the water and not seen re-surfacing about 50 yards off Sugar Island in the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Thursday morning. A woman called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report a man had just left the island in her rowboat, seemingly attempting...