Was a report ever issued on the grounding incident?
Not yet - as with every accident, there are usually multiple factors.
Tracking the Paul R Tregurtha throughout the season exemplifies the fact that it's surely the workhorse of the Great Lakes and its work ethic is second to none. The captain can be proud of his ship and crew. Seldom have I seen a ship coming to Duluth that seems to be properly groomed as that of the Paul R. Tregurtha making it my favorite ship of the Great Lakes.
Yes, the Tregurtha is a beautiful gigantic beast of a boat!
Just curious Dennis..Watched the Pacific Huron leave port under the Lift Bridge and wondered if it was my imagination or fact that the international ships seem to be 'taller' than the Great Lakes vessels. Has the Bridge been hit before ?? Just curious, Penny in IL
Boats have hit the piers and a few sailboats skippered by overly-anxious owners occasionally get their mast tangled in the partially raised bridge span, but, usually no damage.The big boat captains are extremely safety conscious and give themselves plenty of room to go-around if there is bridge problems.
I am also curious as to what grounded the Tregurtha. As I watched the 'Mighty Ships' documentary I can't help but to wonder what those guys did wrong.