Update May 29, 2016, 9:36 pm EDST.
The Roger Blough continues to be aground in Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay 10 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan/Ontario.
Plans are being developed to free the Blough by lightering a portion of the taconite (iron ore pellets) and it will probably be another 48 hours before those efforts begin. Given the heavy nature of the taconite one can only guess how much will have to be removed.
The U.S. Coast Guard has taken control of the scene and will act as the lead agency during the effort to free the Blough and Coast Guard approval of the plan is necessary.
Flooding has been controlled and limited primarily to ballast tanks so there has been no pollution entering Whitefish Bay from the Blough.
For updates and photos the best source is probably www.boatnerd.com
, the primary web site for Great Lakes shipping. Click on "News" from the home page of the web site.
The Great Lakes bulker Time S. Dool, which lost power a few dozen miles west of the Blough has been repaired in Sault Ste, Marie and has continued its journey.