On May 27, the 858 foot long self-unloader bulk carrier Roger Blough ran aground on Lake Superior in Whitefish Bay near Gros Cap Reefs. The Roger Blough had departed from Duluth loaded with iron ore bound for Conneaut, Ohio. The vessel was in fog when it attempted to pass another vessel when it ran aground. The bulk carrier suffered damage in two of the forward ballast tanks. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities placed booms around the stern of the vessel to contain any potential pollution releases. The ore carriers Arthur M. Anderson and Philip R. Clarke were dispatched to the scene to lighter the Roger Blough before it will be refloated. Reports state after the vessel is refloated, the Roger Blough will proceed to drydock for repairs at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.