Update: Canadian Ship Underway Again After Engine Troubles


The "Algoma Spirit" resumed its trip up the St. Lawrence Seaway Tuesday night after apparently experiencing engine troubles earlier in the day.

The Canadian freighter spent several hours moored off Dark Island, after problems arose around 3 pm.

During the time it was at anchor, the ship was safely out of the Seaway shipping channel in about 60 feet of water, according to Michael Folsom, who runs the web site www.theshipwatcher.com.

Folsom was attending a meeting on Dark Island Tuesday afternoon, and saw the ship as it passed upbound.

"There was a black plume of smoke that came from the ship's stack," Folsom said. Shortly after, the ship navigated out of the channel and dropped anchor.

A spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard in Prescott, Ontario said the ship experienced "generator overload."

The ship did not go aground and was not damaged.

The ship is owned by a Canadian shipping company, according to an entry in the Duluth Shipping News.

(Our photo is courtesy of Hugh Quarrier of Chippewa Bay, who first alerted us to the ship's problem.) 


Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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