Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Paul R. Tregutha Grounds




These photos were taken on Wed., August 15 at 10 am.  The Paul R. Tregurtha is sitting aground across the shipping channel just north of the Rock Cut in the St. Marys River.

The Tregurtha, the longest Great Lake freighter, is 1013.5 feet long.

There are tugs coming to help but as of noon, she is still sitting across the channel blocking any down bound traffic.

As a result, the American Integrity is anchored in Hay Lake waiting for the river to open. This photo was taken from our place.  It is a hazy morning and the American Integrity sits patiently waiting for river traffic flow to resume.

Upbound traffic is preceding without any problems.  The HHL Amazon, carrying wind generator parts, just passed by.

2 comments:

Amy said...

that must have been neat (kind of, cause it's terrible she grounded) that you had a front row view to watch her get "unstuck"....hope you got lots more pics than these!!!

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Thanks Amy. It was very exciting to have all that action nearby. But the whole incident was such a disruption in the shipping industry, I'm sure it for a hardship for the companies. There were about 18 ships held up because of the Tregurtha and then because of the damage done to the shipping channel freeing her. I do have lots of pictures. It was really a once in a lifetime event for me.