Port of Green Bay Predictions - WBAY

Port of Green Bay Predictions

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The first boat usually passes through the Port of Green Bay somewhere between March and mid-April.  Since this winter has been the snowiest, coldest winter we've had in decades, the Port of Green Bay is holding a contest.  Who ever is closet to guessing when the first ship actually arrives, wins!  More info is here: http://www.greenbay.com/contests/

 "The Great Lakes have never been covered with ice like this year and in the lower bay, we even have more ice than the rest of the Great Lakes and you're seeing 30 plus inches of ice in lower Green Bay," says Dean Haen, Director of Brown County Port and Resource Recovery.

The ice is thicker than fisherman Kaleb Campos has ever seen.

"A lot thicker, probably 8 inches or so thicker than normal," he says.

So when will the first ship arrive?

"We time it to when the vessel travels underneath I-43," says Haen.

Some people guess dates based on positive thinking.

"I say March 28th," says Randy Slye adding, "I think we'll have a little warm thaw or something, hopefully, and maybe a breaker will come through."

"Well, I'm going to be optimistic and hope for March 1st," says Kavita Carlson.

Others are guided by instinct.

"I will say that it will be May 22nd," says Japinder Dhillon.

"I'm gonna go with May 19th," says his friend Monica Ahlf.

 "The 22nd," says Dhillon,"It just speaks to me.  It's just one of those things, it's really calling to me.

Some rely on luck to make their prediction.

"I'm going with April 2nd," says George Savage.

"April 1st," counters his friend Jay Zahn.

"One day earlier than George.  'Cause we'll probably have a dollar bet on it!"

Others, are more superstitious.

[notes:]

 "I'm gonna go April 1st.  You know, on April Fool's Day.  You know, kinda fool everyone," says Andrew Huempfner smiling.

"Probably around April 1st," agrees John Rustlie.

"Maybe this year April Fool's Day will be a good, a good pick," Haen laughs.

"The ice will probably break that morning and all of a sudden they'll see a boat," Huempfner does a double take, "Is that a boat? Yeah!"

At this point, it's still anybody's guess.  If you'd like to enter the contest, more info is here: http://www.greenbay.com/contests/

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