Great Lakes freighters have been slinking through the ice-chunked waters of Sturgeon Bay over the past week. Trusty tugs guide and thread their passage. Motorists, layed up on open bridges, marvel as these great and noble ships slowly glide by, while photographers, on land or up high, capture the vessels’ return to their winter port at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
Below is a slide show of this year’s return of the winter fleet from the submitted images of local photographers Luke Collins and Paul Haan. Also below is a list from Fincantieri of the vessels they were scheduled, as of Jan. 3, to have in port this winter.