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This poor video was taken in Green Bay when the Kaye Barker was going up the river and rain had increased the current and made for maneuvering challenges. My boat, my boat!
 
  
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Off of boatnerd.com
American Spirit to make rare Marquette visit Monday Rare visit alert. It looks like American Spirit is scheduled to load ore at LS&I Marquette Monday evening, September 13, the first of two scheduled visits. She will have to switch sides in order to evenly load, since the chutes are not long enough to do so. And she will not carry her traditional 68,000+ tons because it’s not deep enough there to draft with that tonnage. The last 1,000- footer to go to Marquette was back in 2018, and she wasn’t there to load, she was unloading.


 
  
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Sad story from TV 6 news page. I hope these people didn't head out in 6ft waves.
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UPDATE: Kayakers die along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore​

The National Park Service, along with other federal and state agencies have ended search and rescue operations.​

FILE. A photo taken along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

FILE. A photo taken along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.(WLUC/Alissa Pietila)
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MUNSING, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The body of the second kayaker that died on Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was recovered on Friday.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the search resumed early Friday morning and the bodies of both individuals were recovered a few miles offshore from Pictured Rocks.
Rescue crews battled high winds and 5 to 7 foot waves during the search which covered an area over 516 square miles.
No names are being released at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY: A search continues Friday for a missing kayaker along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
According to the park, two kayakers were reported missing Thursday evening in Lake Superior near the lakeshore.
The National Park Service, along with other federal and state agencies, have responded with ongoing search and rescue operations.
Search and rescue operations have included the use of aircraft, such as a C130 and a rescue helicopter.
At this time, one death has been confirmed and crews are continuing to search for the other missing person.
As details become available, additional information will be released. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
 

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Bummer. My wife and oldest child were just there 3 weeks ago. They took the boat tour. Wife said there were many, many kayaks out there. Apparently there are kayak tours that use a big boat to take a bunch of people and kayaks out there to launch, then they wait around for them, then pick them back up and take them back to Munising.
 

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Folks need to respect the great lakes. I've been caught on lake Michigan a few times when storms came up and learned to respect them the hard way in a 30 ft sailboat. how people will go out of protected waters without at least a handheld vhf and flares is scary. There are lots of horrible sad stories in involving small craft and the Great Lakes, not to mention large ships.
 
  
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The Mesabi Miner missed the turn in Duluth Harbor a few weeks ago. This is not uncommon and the current there must be tricky.
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Take a right at Pier B! For some reason, the 1000ft Mesabi Miner was not able to negotiate the turn into the Duluth shipping Canal Sunday afternoon and stopped to realign with the canal. There could be any number of reasons such as small boat traffic, mechanical failure, strong currents, etc --- all speculation at this point. Glad to see them quickly get back on course without damage.
 
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