freighter ships docked at bay shipbuilding in sturgeon bay, door county, wisconsin

Every winter, freighters from across the Great Lakes come to Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin to get needed repairs and upgrades at Bay Shipbuilding.  It’s a lot of fun to see these ships, some as large at 1,000+ feet, come through our small town.  It’s quite impressive to see the ships, aided by a fleet of local tugs, maneuver in to the shipping canal and through our three bridges.

In February 2020, I was out flying my drone around downtown Sturgeon Bay.  I thought it would be cool to send the drone over to take a couple of photos of these freighters.  For this shot, titled “Sleeping Ships”, I positioned the drone towards the bow of the Edgar B Speer who was docked among a few other ships.

My aim for this photo was to try to convey the size of these ships from a new angle that they aren’t normally seen.