Tugboat ‘Defiance’ Runs Aground in Mackinac Island Port

In the midst of Friday’s high winds, the tugboat Defiance has run aground in the Mackinac Island port. 

The Cleveland-based vessel was headed toward Port Dolomite when it got stuck Friday afternoon.

It’s not clear what the tugboat is pulling.

In Sault Ste. Marie, the lockmaster has closed down the Soo Locks to shipping until the winds calm down.