Some travelers on the waters around the Door County peninsula’s tip have been getting a look of a naval combat ship this past week. The USS Indianapolis has been making trial runs through Death’s Door Passage recently. The Littoral Combat Ship is being built at Marinette Marine for the Navy. Hoyt Purinton of the Washington Island Ferry says the crews on the ship stay in communication with other water vessels.
Jim Robinson of Shoreline Scenic Cruises in Gills Rock says his customers are surprised and amazed at the sight of a naval ship on the Great Lakes.
The USS Indianapolis LCS-17 is 373 feet long and can travel in speed up to 52 miles per hour. The naval ship was launched in April of 2018.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Robinson)