On Thursday afternoon, John G. Munson made her way into the Sturgeon Bay harbor. Over the winter, she will have her steam engine replaced with a new, energy-efficient diesel one. She, along with her near sisters Arthur M. Anderson, Philip R. Clarke, and Cason J. Callaway, have not yet had their original steam engines removed, until now. There is no information on whether any of the three latter ships will be repowered.
The cause of the fire that occurred aboard the Alpena last weekend has still not been determined. However, the crews at Bay Shipbuilding are continuing their work sandblasting and painting the ship, which is a sign that the ship may be repaired and ready to operate next season. Check back for updates on this!