The Canadian Coast Guard has laid the groundwork for a $50 million recovery mission of Bunker C oil and other hazardous materials from the U.S.S. Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski, which ran aground during a storm on route to Alaska in 1946.
The vessel came to rest upside down on a steep underwater drop off near the shore of Hartley Bay about 100 kilometres from Prince Rupert.
For more on this story, look in the Oct. 30 edition of the Northern View.