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Big Freighter Stuck on the Rocks in Lake Superior

One of the largest freighters on the Great Lakes remains grounded on a rock reef in Lake Superior. The 833-Foot Roger Blough ran aground on Friday, May 27th. The well-known freighter draws about 28 feet of water when she is loaded, and can carry nearly 44-thousand tons of cargo. WDET’s Amy Miller spoke with U-S Coast Guard Petty Officer Christopher Yaw to find out how crews plan to get the boat off the rocks.

 

To hear the entire interview, click on the audio link above

Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard

About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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