WATCHING FREIGHTERS GO BY!

The Algoma Sault is heading our way, destination Green Bay.  It is so much fun to see freighters of all sizes go by the lodge, either heading out to sea or heading into Green Bay or Sturgeon Bay for repair. 

Fincantieri Ship Building one of the largest builders in the world and is located in Sturgeon Bay where many of the freighters go in for repair.  Their route is generally past our lodge.  It’s always worth a drive to Sturgeon Bay to see the shipyard in person too which is located at 605 N. 3rd Avenue.

A little history on the Algoma Sault if you see her go by, she is a self-unloading bulk carrier, built for carrying cargoes like, ore, grain, or coal on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.   She entered service in 2018, and was built in China.  At 740 feet, she is named after Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  She flies the Canadian Flag, and is currently traveling 14 miles per hour.

The history of some of the freighters we see go by are very interesting.  It’s fun to track them on ais.boatnerd.com.

On your next visit to Door County, considering staying with us.  You might see a freighter go by!

 

 

Posted by:  Jill

 

 

 

 

 

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