Tugboat Ocean Comeau pulled up along the grounded Paul J. Martin to begin off loading cargo, October 10, as part of the salvage efforts. The ship is now moored at the Port of Johnstown near the Prescott-Ogdensburg International Bridge, for repairs. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

PRESCOTT, ONTARIO — The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, the self-discharging, 35,000 ton bulk carrier that spent six days aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway is moored at the Port of Johnstown, just north of Prescott, Ont.

The Canada Steamships Line freighter was freed, Oct 12, after discharging some of its cargo onto a barge, and getting pulled free by several tug boats.

The ship ran aground late in the evening of Oct. 6, on the west side of Galop Island near Cardinal, Ont.

Seaway navigation was slowed and occasionally halted while a salvage plan was worked out and then support vessels were brought into place.

Veteran ship watcher Michael Folsom reported on Twitter that the Paul J. Martin was in port for repairs.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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