The Blough was accompanied by the USCG Mackinaw and the Canadian Coast Guard Pierre Radisson.
The Roger Blough continued her trip through the Soo Locks and waited for a convoy to proceed up to Lake Superior. The convoy consisted of the Edwin H. Gott, Edgar B. Speer, Steward J. Cort and Sam Laud left the Sault midweek. But the sailing was tough going. On Thursday the Blough sustained damage of a 3' crack in her quarter. She is currently on her way back to the Sault following the Mackinaw. The Blough will stop at the Carbide dock for assessment of the damage.
An enthusiastic group of boatwatchers was on hand to greet the Blough. The ice in the St. Marys River had to be pushed out of the way so the Blough could move up to the dock.