Aground for Christmas

Aground for Christmas

A view of a tugboats assisting a 579-foot McKee Sons freighter stuck in the Trenton Channel next to Grosse Ile, Mich., Sunday Dec. 26, 2010.

The 579-foot (self unloading barge) McKee Sons went aground on the Detroit River near Grosse Ile, Michigan on December 24, 2010. The vessel was completing a trip from Cleveland to the DTE Energy power station with a cargo of 11,900 tons of coal when it went hard aground. The McKee Sons stayed aground December 25 with efforts to free her the next day. With the help of 7 tugs, the vessel was freed and continued to the dock. Reports state no pollution or structural damage to the vessel.

Information on the McKee Sons

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  1. I saw the McKee sons docked at Zug Island for at least two days. The week before the incident, if memory serves me. I was wondering if it had enough time to go to Cleveland, reload and return to Detroit. I assumed when I saw it on the news that it was coming from Zug island because I just saw it there a few days before.

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