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Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

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Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

We spent this past weekend in St Ignace. When we left the U.P on Sunday morning just after 9AM we were suprised to see a good size freighter and possibly an ice breaker just west of the Mackinac Bridge heading into Lake Michigan. Does anyknow know where this boat was coming from and where it was going?

I have not been able to find any info on-line.

Kansas
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1. Re: Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

It wasn't coming from Lake Superior, the locks closed on the 15th.

What did the freighter look like?

Marquette, Michigan
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2. Re: Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

Straits of Mackinac

Sunday morning Canadian Progress was westbound from Goderich (Ont)to South Chicago with salt. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay came out of St. Ignace to lead Progress westbound under the bridge and into Lake Michigan. About 2:30 Sunday afternoon the Canadian Transport was eastbound returning from South Chicago to Windsor to load salt. Biscayne Bay led the Transport through the ice from Lake Michigan under the bridge toward Round Island passage.

Bay City, Michigan
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3. Re: Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

Thanks for that great info, Fan! Interesting. :)

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4. Re: Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

Thanks 24Fan. We found it so interesting that there were freighters out on the water this time of year. I know the locks closed for the winter so we just assumed that all boat traffic stopped. Very Interestings. Thanks again.

5. Re: Freighter seen under Mac Bridge yesterday

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