Roger Blough enroute to Sturgeon Bay for repairs

Motor vessel Roger Blough safely anchoredCLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard captain of the port, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, gave the motor vessel Roger Blough permission Saturday to transit down the St. Marys River to anchorage in Potagannissing Bay in the vicinity of DeTour Village, Michigan.

The Blough had been anchored in Waiska Bay in Lake Superior since June 4 after grounding on Gros Cap Reef May 27.

Just before 11:30 a.m., the Blough weighed anchor from Waiska Bay and began its transit down the St. Marys River.

The Blough is being escorted by the tug Candace Elise, and it is expected the Blough will pass through the Soo Locks early Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard officials in Sault Ste. Marie and Milwaukee are currently reviewing the vessel’s full transit plan as it intends to make its way to the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

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