Watch the giants of the Great Lakes arrive for their winter layup at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS). Ships from 500′ to over 1000′ make their way through the Sturgeon Bay Canal. We do not have specific arrival times, and schedule is subject to change as ships can be unpredictable due to weather conditions and other factors. Schedule will be updated anytime we receive information from FBS. The Museum is able to post photos to our Facebook page of the vessels as we get them.
Museum volunteer and Great Lakes author Tom Wenstadt is kind enough to write up brief biographies of several of the winter fleet vessels each year.
Jim Connolly took these incredible photos of the 750-foot James L Kuber coming into port January 1, 2018.