freighter http://michiganradio.org en National Museum of the Great Lakes opens spring 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/national-museum-great-lakes-opens-spring-2014 <p>Organizers are still raising money for what's expected to be an almost $13 million project and they're in the process of putting the final touches on all the exhibits at the museum.</p><p>Once the The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio opens you'll be able to learn about how booze was transported across the waterways from Canada into the United States during Prohibition.&nbsp; Along with lots of other cool things about the Great Lakes.</p><p>Here's what the museum says on its website:</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:05:26 +0000 Kyle Norris 15324 at http://michiganradio.org National Museum of the Great Lakes opens spring 2014 Freighter carrying iron ore pellets runs aground http://michiganradio.org/post/freighter-carrying-iron-ore-pellets-runs-aground <p>The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter carrying iron ore pellets has run aground on the Canadian side of southern Lake Huron, about one mile offshore of Sarnia, Ontario. The agency there&#39;s no reports of injuries or pollution after the shipped named Buffalo ran aground late Wednesday while en route to Cleveland.<br /><br />The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting Thursday in the response and sent a 41-foot boat to the scene. Sarnia is located across the St. Clair River from Port Huron, Michigan, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.<br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:37:34 +0000 The Associated Press 8518 at http://michiganradio.org Freighter carrying iron ore pellets runs aground Freighter aground south of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/freighter-aground-south-detroit <p>A freighter carrying coal to a power plant has run aground in the Detroit River.</p><p>Patricia Baca is with search and rescue at the <a href="http://www.uscg.mil/d9/sectdetroit/">U.S. Coast Guard in Detroit</a>. She says the channel the vessel was trying to navigate is a difficult one:</p><blockquote><p>"It is, because it’s not navigated very often by the commercial mariners. They only go in there maybe, like, four times a year. And this happens to be one of the four times a year."&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Baca says four tug boats are trying to free the <a href="http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/mckee.htm">McKee Sons </a>freighter – which got stuck early this morning near Grosse Ile. A Coast Guard investigation is under way. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 21:16:15 +0000 Sarah Hulett 695 at http://michiganradio.org Freighter aground south of Detroit