The 1000 foot freighter Indiana Harbor ran aground at the entrance to the Muskegon Channel which connects Lake Michigan with Muskegon Lake. The vessel was carrying coal to Muskegon, Michigan when it encountered shoals. The Indiana Harbor was able to be freed later the same day after unloading some cargo to a sister ship. The Reports state high winds caused sand to be push into the channel creating a sandbar.
The 734 foot freighter John D. Leitch ran aground on the muddy shoals at the entrance of outer harbor of Buffalo, New York. A few hours later with the help of tugs, the freighter was pulled free. The vessel was carrying 28,000 tons of road salt bound for Buffalo. No reports of pollution being released.