Fleet

For more than 200 years, commercial shipping has been an integral part of the Great Lakes economy. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway combine to form the longest deep-draft navigation system in the world, extending 2,300 miles into the North American heartland. The system includes the five Great Lakes and their connecting channels. We are here to promote the common interests of U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes by creating change and recognition through legislative and regulatory matter.

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American Steamship Company

Throughout its history, American Steamship Company (ASC) has been a pioneer in Great Lakes vessel transportation. Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1907, ASC has witnessed and responded to dramatic changes in Great Lakes shipping and the industries it serves, many times leading the way with innovative solutions that have had a positive impact on Lakes shipping throughout the years.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
American Century (P) 1,000 105 68,880 3,192
Indiana Harbor (P) 1,000 105 68,757 3,192
Walter J. Mccarthy, Jr. (P) 1,000 105 68,757 3,192
American Integrity (P) 1,000 105 68,320 3,168
Burns Harbor (P) 1,000 105 71,120 3,192
American Spirit (P) 1,000 105 66,080 3,180

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Note: (P) designates a vessel, due to its size, which is restricted to only the largest lock on the St Marys River in Sault Ste Marie, MI. The Poe lock is the vital linchpin in the entire Great Lakes Navigation System which allows 1000’ vessels carrying more than 70,000 tons of cargo to pass safely between Lake Superior and the rest of the lakes.

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Andrie LLC.

From the Great Lakes to the Illinois and Mississippi river systems, Andrie is the Midwest’s premiere marine transportation and service company. Founded in 1988, we provide a wide range of award-winning services to a broad range of customers – from local, national, and global corporations to small and medium-sized companies alike.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Samuel De Chaplain / Innovation 536 70 17,600 888
Gary L. Ostrander / Integrity 530 70 17,600 888

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Central Marine Logistics, Inc.

Central Marine Logistics, Inc. specializes in commercial vessels operating on the Great Lakes. As inland waters transportation and import/export specialists, they provide Fleet Management, Agency, and Marine Engineering to the Great Lakes marine industry.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Joseph L. Block (P) 728 78 41,664 1,704
Edward L. Ryerson 730 75 30,800 1,524
Wilfred Sykes 678 70 24,080 1,320

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Note: (P) designates a vessel, due to its size, which is restricted to only the largest lock on the St Marys River in Sault Ste Marie, MI. The Poe lock is the vital linchpin in the entire Great Lakes Navigation System which allows 1000’ vessels carrying more than 70,000 tons of cargo to pass safely between Lake Superior and the rest of the lakes.

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Great Lakes Fleet

Great Lakes Fleet proudly sails ten self-unloading carriers, transporting dry bulk commodities such as iron ore, coal and limestone across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Edwin H. Gott (P) 1,004 105 69,664 3,204
Edgar B. Speer (P) 1,004 105 69,552 3,204
Presque Isle (P, tug/barge) 1,000 104 58,240 3,096
Roger Blough (P) 858 105 50,305 2,616
John G. Munson (P) 768 72 28,616 1,560
Arthur M. Anderson (P) 767 70 28,336 1,524
Philip R. Clarke (P) 767 70 28,336 1,524
Cason J. Callaway (P) 767 70 28,336 1,524
Great Republic 635 68 27,183 1,296

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Note: (P) designates a vessel, due to its size, which is restricted to only the largest lock on the St Marys River in Sault Ste Marie, MI. The Poe lock is the vital linchpin in the entire Great Lakes Navigation System which allows 1000’ vessels carrying more than 70,000 tons of cargo to pass safely between Lake Superior and the rest of the lakes.

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Inland Lakes Management, Inc.

Inland Lakes Management, Inc. provides marine transportation services including cargo movement.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Alpena 520 67 17,097 1,044

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The Interlake Steamship Company

As the largest privately held U.S.-flag fleet on the Lakes, Interlake has been carrying the bulk cargoes that have been fueling the region’s economy since its founding more than 100 years ago.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Paul R. Tregurtha (P) 1,013 105 69,580 3,216
James R. Barker (P) 1,000 105 67,475 3,168
Mesabi Miner (P) 1,000 105 67,475 3,168
Stewart J. Cort (P) 1,000 105 64,690 3,096
Hon. James L. Oberstar (P) 806 75 35,280 1,752
John Sherwin (P) 806 75 35,280 1,752
Lee A. Tregurtha (P) 826 75 32,884 1,644
Herbert C. Jackson 690 75 27,776 1,416
Kaye E. Barker (P) 767 70 29,008 1,548
Dorothy Ann / Pathfinder 699 70 23,800 1,344

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Note: (P) designates a vessel, due to its size, which is restricted to only the largest lock on the St Marys River in Sault Ste Marie, MI. The Poe lock is the vital linchpin in the entire Great Lakes Navigation System which allows 1000’ vessels carrying more than 70,000 tons of cargo to pass safely between Lake Superior and the rest of the lakes.

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Lake Michigan Carferry Service, Inc.

The S.S. Badger, the ship owned and operated by Lake Michigan Carferry offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Badger 410 60 N/A N/A

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Pere Marquette Shipping Company

In October 1997, Pere Marquette Shipping was founded by the owners of Lake Michigan Carferry to serve the transportation needs of many Great Lakes shippers. Pere Marquette Shipping specializes in the movement of various bulk and break bulk materials on the Great Lakes, filling a market niche for a relatively small-capacity vessel capable of loading and unloading a wide variety of challenging cargo through use of our hydraulic crane and our efficient new 80-foot conveyor system.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Undaunted / Pere Marquette 41 494 58 5,750 636

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Port City Marine Services, Inc.

Port City Marine Services (PCMS) is a Michigan based marine transportation company. Their current fleet is dedicated to transporting dry-bulk cement products. However, in recent years they’ve transported bulk cargos including: iron ore, stone, sand, and coal, as well as liquid bulk cargoes such as gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
St. Marys Conquest 437 52 9,520 638
St. Marys Challenger 538 56 12,656 972
Commander 495 71 14,453 971

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Soo Marine Supply, Inc.

Soo Marine Supply was formed in 2003 and is owned by Sharon and Darwin J. “Joe” McCoy. The business has a long history on the Sault Ste. Marie waterfront. It was previously owned by Great Lakes Fleet and prior to that by U.S. Steel and Pittsburgh Steamship. It provides galley, deck and engineering supplies to vessels passing through the St. Mary’s River or conducting port visits to various ports in the northern reaches of the Great Lakes.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Ojibway 60 28 N/A N/A

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VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc.

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. (VTB) is a privately owned, U.S. flag bulk transport company servicing the mining, steel and construction industries on the Great Lakes.

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Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot of Draft
Clyde S. VanEnkevort / Erie Trader (P) 845 78 39,766 1,812
Dirk S. VanEnkevort / Michigan Trader (P) 845 78 39,766 1,812
Joyce Van Enkevort / Great Lakes Trader (P) 845 78 39,766 1,812
Laura L. VanEnkevort / Joseph Thompson 707 71 23,744 1,344

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Note: (P) designates a vessel, due to its size, which is restricted to only the largest lock on the St Marys River in Sault Ste Marie, MI. The Poe lock is the vital linchpin in the entire Great Lakes Navigation System which allows 1000’ vessels carrying more than 70,000 tons of cargo to pass safely between Lake Superior and the rest of the lakes.

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