First Ship Contest
It is that time of year again! This year the Port of Green Bay continues the tradition of asking the public to submit their response for when they think the first ship will arrive. As always, the person whose guess is closest to the arrival date of the first ship will win a prize package. The 2015 prize package will include; a $25 gift card from Courthouse Pub in Manitowoc, WI and round trip tickets for two adults on Board the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan Carferry between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI.
Current ice conditions could lead to the first ship arriving at harbor much earlier than last year. Ice breaking did not occur until the middle of April in 2014. This year the Coast Guard is expected to start ice breaking Sturgeon Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI in the third week of March. Take this as a sign that spring is in the air and warm weather is on its way.
With the coming of spring make sure to stay up to date on which ships are in the harbor, what it is carrying and where it came from. This has been a fun activity for people walking or eating along the Fox River to participate in. The Port of Green Bay will keep the public up to date on which ships are in the harbor at all times.
Please submit your guess at http://www.greenbay.com/contests/.