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Freighter runs aground in St. Mary's River near Soo Locks

The 629-foot cargo vessel Calumet sits hard aground in the St. Mary's River southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, while a Coast Guard response boat - medium encircles the vessel, August 10, 2017. The vessel was heading to its next port of call in Brevort, Michigan when it ran aground. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard says a Great Lakes freighter has run aground in the St. Mary's River, which runs between the U.S. and Canada along the eastern Upper Peninsula.

The Coast Guard says the 629-foot U.S. vessel named Calumet left a steel facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and was heading to its next port when it ran aground late Wednesday near Sugar Island.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard say the freighter, which was not carrying cargo, is stable and there were no signs of pollution in the river linking Lake Superior and Lake Huron.

The cause is under investigation.

The river is closed to commercial vessels from the Soo Locks to 6 Mile Point. The freighter's owner is working on a plan to free the vessel.

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