Santa stepped in to help delivery mail Christmas Eve on the Detroit River to freight crew members by taking a ride on the U.S. Mail Boat J.W. Westcott II.
The unusually warm winter has left the river ice free and freighters continue to move bulk cargoes late into the year.
Santa was recorded delivering mail and a case of live lobsters for Christmas dinner to a freighter unloading at Zug Island. The lobsters came from a crew man's parents who live in Maine.
The J.W. Wescott Co., a Detroit company, has been servicing freighters since 1874.
(Video provided by Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping Online Inc.)