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First Ship Contest

Can you guess when the first ship will enter the Port of Green Bay's shipping channel in 2018? It could be science that guides you, or maybe a little bit of luck.

Again this year, the Port of Green Bay and Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering in a contest that embraces the age-old tradition of guessing the day the first ship will arrive at port. 

Tradition also holds, that due to weather and other shipping factors, no one knows when arrival will take place. The person who guesses the closest date and time of the first ship's arrival, will win a prize package offered by the Port of Green Bay which includes a $20 gift card from Titletown Brewing Co. and a 200th Anniversary Brown County Monopoly Game.

The shipping industry is significant for the Port of Green Bay and the Greater Green Bay region. During the 2016 shipping season, the port received 1,812,143 tons of cargo. Terminals located on the limestone, salt and potash, as well as four firms handling bulk liquids including tallow, petroleum products and asphalt. Two general cargo docks can handle wood pulp, machinery, bagged agricultural commodities and forest products. As the westernmost Lake Michigan dock, railroad companies and major trucking firms utilize the Port of Green Bay. Visit for more port information. Go ahead, take a guess!