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Large Freighter Runs Aground, Gets Stuck In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth.

WDIO-TV reports the 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha got stuck near shore shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Two tug boats helped free the ship at about 7 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority says the Tregurtha is an Interlake Steamship laker. says it's the largest freighter on the Great Lakes and was for a load at Midwest Energy in Superior, Wisconsin.

The cause of the grounding was not immediately known. There were no reports of injuries and no signs of pollution.

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