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Freighter Carrying Iron Ore Pellets Runs Aground

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Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

Freighter on the Great Lakes. (credit: istockphoto)

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PORT HURON (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter that ran aground on the Canadian side of southern Lake Huron has been freed.

According to Lt. Justin Westmiller, the vessel was freed late Thursday morning. It’s expected to anchor in Detroit before continuing on to its original destination of Cleveland.

The more than 600-foot-long Buffalo is carrying iron ore pellets. It ran aground about a mile offshore of Sarnia, Ontario.

Westmiller says there were no injuries. The freighter ran aground late Wednesday.

The Buffalo was grounded outside of shipping lanes, which weren’t disrupted.
Sarnia is located across the St. Clair River from Port Huron, Mich., about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.

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