Ship grounded in St. Lawrence River west of Cornwall
A large ship ran aground on the St. Lawrence River west of Cornwall yesterday. North Stormont Deputy Mayor Bill McGimpsey says he was out on the water with some friends around 6 p.m. when he noticed the ship in trouble near Crysler Park Marina. (Play Audio). McGimpsey says when he saw the ship in distress there were no officials or police on site. The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed the ship did get stuck but said it has since been moved. "The vessel is no longer there. It was moved to Iroquois Lock for inspection," said spokersperson Carol Launderville. Launderville also said that because there was "no pollution and no injuries" Transport Canada would have more details as to how the ship ran aground and how it was freed. Transport Canada was not immediately available for comment. According to the website www.shipspotting.com, the ship is called the Kaministiqua and is owned by Lower Lakes Towing of Port Dover. The ship is nearly 730 ft long and about 75 ft high. The company was not immediately available for comment.