Last tugboat pulled from the St. Lawrence River

A portion of the tug boat LCM 131 (white) sticks out of the St. Lawrence River next to a barge after capsizing around 9 p.m. June 22, 2015. This was the second tug to go under trying to position the barge for work on the north channel bridge. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The work tugboat LCM 131 was loaded on a flatbed trailer and hauled away to and undisclosed location Sunday.

The weekend work ends the bulk of the mission to remove the Lac Manitoba and the LCM 131, which both sank June 22 while trying to position a barge for bridge demolition in the area.

A closure to all boat traffic was in effect over the weekend and was supposed to continue through today (Monday).

The Canadian Coast Guard nor McKeil Marine have announced any changes to that plan.

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