Mystery shrouds Great Lakes anchor strikes amid Line 5 worries

A 12,000-pound anchor accidentally dropped into the Straits of Mackinac, sliced five cables, dinged an oil pipeline and lost its flukes and crown, and wasn’t discovered until the tug and barge to which it belonged neared Indiana Harbor. This April 1, 2018, anchor strike hastened negotiations between the state of Michigan and Line 5 owner Enbridge about the future of the 66-year-old pipeline on the Straits lake bed.  Read the full story by The Detroit News.

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