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 NameExpected Arrival Date
Joseph L Block12/31/18
Wilfred Sykes1/15/19
Burns Harbor12/7/18
American CourageNo specified arrival date; 12/22/18 drydock date
John G Munson1/25/19
Cason J Callaway1/25/19
James R barker1/25/19
Paul R Tregurtha1/20/19
Barge Huron Spirit1/20/19
Tug Leonard M1/20/19
Barge A3971/1/19


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.