Massive ore carrier, "Burns Harbor" docks at Port of Milw. Wed.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- FOX6 News has learned a massive iron ore carrier has docked at the Port of Milwaukee -- and will winter in the city.

The 1000-foot-long ore carrier "Burns Harbor" arrived at the Port of Milwaukee on Wednesday, January 8th.

This was an unexpected ship to winter at the Port for the winter months. It is the first of up to four large ore carriers that may end up docking there for the winter.

Local tugboat operators had to break through 15-20 inches of ice to clear a path for the "Burns Harbor" to arrive.

The carrier is now docked on the inner harbor on the west side of Jones Island.