A freighter that ran aground in the Detroit River near Grosse Pointe was freed late Wednesday.
A spokesperson from Canadian Steamship Lines told CBC Windsor the Spruceglen was freed from the "soft bottom of Lake St Clair" when the power was restored to the vessel, and with the help of a tug boat.
Local bass fisherman Bob Mann was reeling in a bass near Peche Island when the ship ran aground Tuesday at about 5 p.m.
"I watched it happen," Mann said.
Mann said he "had a feeling" there was something behind him as he photographed his 6.5-pound bass.
"I turned around and thought, 'that boat doesn’t look like it should be there,'" Mann recalled.
Mann said the freighter didn't appear to follow the shipping channel's line and ran aground at approximately 5 p.m.
"It was like watching something on TV. It swayed really hard to the right, 15 to 20 feet, and I really thought it was going to lay down on its side," Mann said. "It was not in between the red and green buoy. And as I watched it, the noise was horrendous. You could tell the prop was just screamin' on the bottom, just crankin', and I knew right away it was ran aground."
The U.S. Coast Guard told CBC News that the freighter lost power Tuesday night and got stuck.
Lt. Justin Westmiller said there was no damage to the vessel and that it did not leak anything in the river. No one was injured in the incident.