“It get’s kind of testy out here.”
Working on the ice while dealing with more than a foot of snow is quite a test.
When you’re repairing ships during a consistent snowfall, keeping up the morale of your workers isn’t always easy.
“We just rotate the guys in and out making sure that they’re doing well and everyone takes their turn out here on the dock,” says dock manager for Fincantieri Kevin Lauder.
For students the idea of a snow day is usually an exciting one.
But there was work to be done, which actually wasn’t the downside for middle school student Dominic Tristani.
“The good thing is I can be out here shoveling for other people and the bad thing is I really don’t want to sit inside with my other siblings after I’m done working.”
But he was working for a snow day incentive.
“I’m hoping to make a little bit of money after shoveling some people’s driveways so it makes it easier on them and then I have a little extra spending cash.”
Parts of Door county like Sturgeon Bay saw about 12-15 inches of snow.
Further north Bailey’s Harbor was hit hard with about 18 inches which isn’t surprising for some who say they’re used to this type of snowfall.
“I’m pretty much used to this because I lived in Michigan for four years and we get a lot of snow there,” says Tristani.
As are the people who call Sturgeon Bay home.
In fact they have their own secrets to deal with the snow.
“You can never have enough layers,” says Lauder. “You can always take them off, you can’t always put them on.”