The cruise, at that point, was canceled and passengers received full refunds, according to media reports quoting American West Steamboats Joel Perry.
The 360-foot long ship had gotten stuck after striking one of the gates in the lock. Divers inspected Empress of the North and found a couple of dents to the hull that measured about five inches deep. While not causing any significant damage to the hull, their proximity to the ships fuel tank means that Empress of the North will need a closer look.
At this point there's no word on the status of Empress of the North's next voyage though the ship has been safely released from the locks and towed away.