Update: Effort To Free 'Algobay' To Start Tuesday


By Kris Rusho

Efforts to free the Canadian ship 'Algobay' will get underway Tuesday morning.

The ship ran aground Sunday as it headed down river.

The 740 foot Canadian laker went aground at Superior Shoal near Chippewa Bay and Singer Castle after losing power.

Guests at the castle reported seeing the vessel start drifting towards the shoals around 9 AM, which is the time also stated in a press release by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

The statement also says that  the Algobay "has a partial load of corn with a destination of Prescott, Ontario."

No injuries or pollution was reported and the United States Coast Guard was at the scene.

Navigation for the channel has not been suspended as the Algobay is out of the way and is not hampering travel.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. had crews on scene Monday.

"We've sent up our marine crew with one of our new work boats," said Vicki Garcia, a Development Corp. official.

The Seaway Development crew wasn't alone; a steady stream of small boats sightseeing traveled near the ship Monday, and the owner of a local marina reported increased fuel sales.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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