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1,000-foot Laker Freed After Being Stuck near Bayfront Park

September 22, 2014 12:40 PM

A laker has run aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth.

Right before 4 p.m., the 1,000-foot laker got stuck right near shore. The laker was finally freed, with the help of two tug boats, at around 7 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said it's a Interlake Steamship laker, the Paul R. Tregurtha.

According to DuluthBoats.com, it's the largest freighter on the Great Lakes and was here for a load at Midwest Energy in Superior.

The ship is now in the Port Terminal where it is undergoing an inspection.

The cause of the grounding is not known at this time. There are no reports of injuries and no signs of pollution.


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