Tugboat Lac Manitoba out of the water

A large crane holds the tugboat Lac Manitoba on Aug 1, 2015 over a landing barge after a successful salvaging operation. Crews still have to recover the work tug LCM 131 next week. (Photo/Canadian Coast Guard)

CORNWALL — One tugboat down and one to go.

Crews completed the salvage operations for the tugboat Lac Manitoba on Friday, lifting the vessel out of 15 feet of water in the middle of the St. Lawrence River.

Earlier in the week, salvaging operations were able to extract the bulk of the 9,000 liters of fuel on board the ship.

The lift drew a small crowd to the shore of the river for most of the day Friday.

Crews are now expected to focus on the work tugboat LCM 131 this week.

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