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August 11


St. Marys River: Freeing the Calumet Roger LeLievre
The grounded Calumet was freed about 7:30 p.m. Friday with the help of the Great Lakes Towing tugs Indiana and Missouri.

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Missouri gets underway from her dock past the moored Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
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Best show in town. There were at least 100 people on hand to watch the operation.
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Wide view of the grounded Calumet.
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Missouri and Corps survey vessel B.W. Bufe.
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Indiana on the bow.
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Tugs and tow.
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Indiana pulls from the bow.
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Indiana standing by.
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Missouri on the stern as Calumet applies her own power.
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Close up as the power ramps up.
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Free and under her own power.
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Headed for the Nine Mile anchorage
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Their work done, the tugs regroup before heading back to the dock.

Calumet Grounding and refloating 8/10
Roger LeLievre

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Calumet at dusk on Thursday.
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Wide view with Sugar Islander making dock.
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Algoma Discovery enters the Mac Lock past the tied-up Cort.
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Paul R. Tregurtha and Walter J. McCarthy Jr. wait on the Poe lower pier.
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Paul R. Tregurtha and Walter J. McCarthy Jr. - Another view
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The supply boat Ojibway brought divers to the scene in the morning.
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US Coast Guard checks range lights in the area.
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Coast Guard helicopter surveys the scene.
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USCG pictures
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