Freighter Damaged by Ice Near Soo Locks

The cold temperatures aren’t helping to melt the ice, some of it two feet thick, on the St. Marys River and Whitefish Bay.

The ice is creating havoc for vessel traffic.

The freighter Calumet was damaged by ice Friday upstream, above the Soo Locks.

It has been being repaired at the locks in the days since.

The Coast Guard says the Calumet was given the okay to head to its final port in Toledo to complete the repair work.

At this time, it’s unknown to what extent the freighter was damaged.