I just saw a post in the Door County Vacationers Facebook group with tentative dates for the Sturgeon Bay Winter Fleet Schedule.  This shows all the Great Lakes freighters expected to arrive in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin and their arrival dates.


Sturgeon Bay Winter Fleet Schedule

Dates are subject to change of course.

Ship Name Expected Arrival Date
Joseph L Block 12/31/18
Wilfred Sykes 1/15/19
Burns Harbor 12/7/18
American Courage No specified arrival date; 12/22/18 drydock date
John G Munson 1/25/19
Cason J Callaway 1/25/19
James R barker 1/25/19
Paul R Tregurtha 1/20/19
Barge Huron Spirit 1/20/19
Tug Leonard M 1/20/19
Barge A397 1/1/19


How to photograph the winter fleet

If you would like to know where some good viewpoints are for photographing the winter fleet, check out my blog post on the subject.  How to Photograph Freighters in Sturgeon Bay


The Walter J McCarthy Jr arrives in the Port of Sturgeon Bay to join the winter fleet at Bay Shipbuilding.


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The freighter Mesabi Miner makes her way past the Sturgeon Bay North Pierhead Lighthouse at sunrise.