29 Sep 2008 The Jane Ann IV and Sarah Spencer aground on the approach to Sand Point, opposite Peche Isle at the entrance to the Detroit River, having being blown onto a shoal by the wind.
30 Sep 2008 Dawn of 30 September 2008: the Jane Ann IV and Sarah Spencer are still aground on the approach to Sand Point.
30 Sep 2008 Afternoon of 30 September 2008: The G-tug SUPERIOR shifts down to midships on the SARAH SPENCER.
30 Sep 2008 Afternoon of 30 September 2008: The G-tug WYOMING joins the SUPERIOR on the scene of the SARAH SPENCER grounding.
30 Sep 2008 Late afternoon of 30 September 2008: The G-tug WYOMING and the SUPERIOR pushing on the stern of the SARAH SPENCER. Not in this sequence of pictures but shortly after this point the tug SALVOR was also engaged in the attempt to push off the SARAH SPENCER.
30 Sep 2008 Early evening of 30 September 2008: The G-tugs WYOMING and the SUPERIOR have left the scene.
1 Oct 2008 Night of 30 September - 1 Oct 2008: the CANADIAN ENTERPRISE has been brought up to the scene to lighten the SARAH SPENCER.
2 Oct 2008 Dawn 2 Oct 2008: Having been lightened the SARAH SPENCER is shifted forward, and offloading her cargo at Sand Point.
2 Oct 2008 Dawn 2 Oct 2008: offloading the SARAH SPENCER's cargo at Sand Point continues.
2 Oct 2008 Morning 2 Oct 2008: the SARAH SPENCER is riding distinctly higher in this image. Two faint lines can be seen running ashore, and the boom is secured on board.
2 Oct 2008 2 Oct 2008: the strength of the wind blowing in from the north and west can be seen in the exhaust drifting away from the ANN JANE IV. Another tug is coming in to help.
2 Oct 2008 2 Oct 2008: and finally the departure commences as the ANN JANE IV and SARAH SPENCER back out the channel through which they approached Sand Point, with the help of the CAROLYN HOEY. Not in this image but the tug STORMONT was also engaged in getting the SPENCER back into the channel.