Freighter aground on Detroit River now freed
DETROIT – A freighter that ran aground on the Detroit River has been freed Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that the the Harvest Spirit has been refloated and will undergo further inspection. The 500-foot freighter Harvest Spirit, aground in the Detroit River since Wednesday morning, was successfully refloated this afternoon and is safely anchored in U.S. waters while awaiting a thorough inspection. News release: https://t.co/uso2FQQpnp pic.twitter.com/L3X47zJDww — USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) December 4, 2020Shipping was routed to Detroit River’s Amherstburg Channel, east of Bois Blanc Island. The Detroit River is one of the busiest rivers for commercial shipping on the planet.
Lawmakers kayak Rouge River to mark cleanup progress since 1969 fire
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. - Wednesday marks 50 years since the 1969 Rouge River fire, which started near the Rouge plant and Zug Island. Pollutants and oil helped fuel the fire, which became a catalyst to clean up the river. Bill Wazelle and his fishing buddy Al have fishing the Rouge down to a science. It was really bad," Wazelle said. Congresswomen Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib went to the river Tuesday to bring attention to the importance of funding.