BARAGA — Traffic was slowed for about 30 minutes in Baraga early this afternoon, when a fishing boat slipped off its trailer on US–41.
The incident occurred at the entrance to the Baraga Marina, just south of the M–38 intersection.
As the truck pulling the boat turned north onto US–41, the good ship named “Goofy” bounced off the trailer and onto the highway, where it skidded to a stop in the southbound traffic lane. Fortunately, there were no oncoming vehicles.
The Village of Baraga crew came to the rescue with a carrylift.
After determining that the “Goofy’s” hull hadn’t been punctured, she was carefully carried back to the marina, refloated in Keweenaw Bay, and then reloaded on her trailer.