Shipping season comes to a close in Bay of Green Bay

Ice anglers will have one less worry when fishing on the Bay of Green Bay.


The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Captain of the Port announced over the weekend that the southern waters of the Bay of the Green Bay would be closed to shipping until further notice beginning at noon on Monday. The closure covers all of the waters southwest between Peshtigo Harbor and Door County’s Sherwood Point. The last ship left the Port of Green Bay early Monday morning.


While this means you may not see ice cutters and steamships plowing through the ice, you still need to practice some caution. Two people and their dogs had to be rescued near Point au Sable on Saturday when their SnoBear ice machine broke through the ice. According to the USA Today Wisconsin Network, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and the New Franken Fire Department were able to rescue them without injuries.


Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

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