Meet Our Members

The following companies are members of Lake Carriers’ Association. Ships and tug/barge units are listed in order of Gross Registered Tonnage. Carrying Capacity and Capacity Per Foot Of Draft are stated in net tons (2,000 pounds). A (P) following the vessel’s name means it can only transit the Poe Lock when trading to/from Lake Superior.

As a trade association, LCA cannot have any involvement in arranging for the movement of cargo. For a list of Marketing contacts at our members, click here.

American Steamship Company

500 Essjay Rd.
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 635-0222
www.americansteamship.com

David Foster, President
Noel Bassett, Vice President - Operations
Mark Pietrocarlo, Vice President & Controller
Keith Collignon, Vice President - Marketing, Sales & Traffic
Kevin McMonagle, Vice President - Human Resources & Risk
Alan Mis, Director of Information Services

Vessel Roster

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
St. Clair (P) 770 92 44,308 2,136
Ken Boothe Sr./Lakes Contender (P) 845 78 39,766 1,812
Adam E. Cornelius (P) 680 78 30,621 1,512
American Mariner (P) 730 78 35,583 1,704
H. Lee White (P) 704 78 34,247 1,644
John J. Boland (P) 680 78 32,772 1,584
American Victory 730 75 27,552 1,440
American Valor 767 70 28,560 1,524
American Courage 635 68 26,992 1,284
Buffalo 635 68 26,216 1,284
Sam Laud 635 68 26,216 1,284
American Fortitude 690 70 25,116 1,356
Total: 17 self-propelled ships, one tug/barge     789,863 37,680

Andrie Inc.

Photo by Rod Burdick

561 E. Western Ave.
Muskegon, Michigan 49442
Phone: (231) 728-2226
www.andrie.com

Stanley R. Andrie, President
Michael C. Caliendo, Vice President - Transportation Group
Steven A. Stanek, Port Captain
Richard Paris, Director of Engineering

Vessel Roster

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
Total: 2 tug/barge units     35,200 1,776

Central Marine Logistics, Inc.

445 N. Broad Street
Griffith, Indiana 46319-2223
Phone: (219) 922-2602
www.centralmarinelogistics.com

Tom Wiater, President
Kevin Rogers, Fleet Engineer
Kyle Larson, Vice President - Operations

Vessel Roster

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
Total: 3 self-propelled vessels     96,544 4,548

Grand River Navigation Company, Inc.

32861 Pin Oak Parkway, Suite B
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Phone: (440) 930-2024
www.grnavigation.com

Mark J. Rohn, President
Edward C. Wiltse, Vice President of Operations
Richard T. Turman, Sr., Manager of Personnel & Administration

Vessel Roster

Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Defiance / Ashtabula 702 78 30,700 1,084
Invincible / Mckee Sons 615 71 22,288 1,152
Victory / James L. Kuber (P) 807 70 28,560 1,524
Olive L. Moore / Lewis J. Kuber 728 70 21,765 1,272
Manistee 620 60 16,994 1,032
Calumet 630 68 22,064 1,212
Manitowoc 630 68 22,064 1,212
Total: 4 tug/barge units, 3 self-propelled ships     164,435 8,488

Great Lakes Fleet / Key Lakes, Inc.

Photo by Gary Clark

212 S. 37th Ave. W, Ste. 200
Duluth, MN 55807-2819
Phone: (218) 723-2420
www.keyship.com
www.greatlakesfleet.com

Gregg A. Ruhl, Managing Director
Capt. William C. Peterson, General Manager
Robert A. Young, Traffic Manager
Bill Kutka, Manager - Contract Administration & Traffic

Vessel Roster

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
Total: 8 self-propelled ships and 1 tug/barge     388,568 19,548

Inland Lakes Management, Inc.

Photo by Dan Rowley.

561 E. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: (231) 728-2226

Stanley R. Andrie, President
Michael C. Caliendo, Vice President

Vessel Roster

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

The Interlake Steamship Company
Lakes Shipping Company, Inc.

Photo by Rod Burdick

7300 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
Phone: (440) 260-6900
www.interlake-steamship.com

James R. Barker, Chairman of the Board
Paul R. Tregurtha, Vice Chairman of the Board
Mark Barker, President
Robert F. Dorn, Senior Vice President
Brendan P. O’Connor, Vice President - Marketing & Marine Traffic
David Anderson, Director - Fleet Sales and Marine Traffic
Derek J. Zeitler, Supervisor - Marine Traffic
William Carle, Director - Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Vessel Roster

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
Stuart 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
Total: 9 self-propelled ships, 1 tug/barge     453,248 22,104

Lake Michigan Carferry Service Inc.

701 Maritime Drive
P. O. Box 708
Ludington, Michigan 49431
Phone: (231) 845-5555
www.ssbadger.com

Robert Manglitz, President
Donald Clingan, Executive Vice President

Vessel Roster

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

Note: The BADGER is a car and passenger ferry; it does not carry dry-bulk cargo.

Pere Marquette Shipping Company

701 Maritime Drive
P. O. Box 708
Ludington, Michigan 49431
Phone: (231) 845-7846
www.pmship.com

Chuck Leonard, Operations Manager
Mark Mather, Assistant Operations Manager

Vessel Roster

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

Port City Marine Services
Port City Steamship Holding Company Inc.

Photo by Lou Gerard

560 Mart St.
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Phone: (231) 722-6691

Chuck Canestraight, President
Scott Musselman, Chief Financial Officer
Ed Hogan, Vice President of Operations

Vessel Roster

Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Prentiss Brown / St. Marys Conquest 487 55 9,520 638
Bradshaw McKee / St. Marys Challenger 552 56 12,656 972
Total: 2 tug/barge units     22,176 1,610

Soo Marine Supply, Inc.

Photo by Roger LeLievre.

1031 East Portage Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
Phone: (906) 632-2214
www.soomarinesupply.com

Martin Cottle, Manager

Vessel Roster

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

The Ojibway carriers supplies to vessels.

Upper Lakes Towing Company, Inc.

1423 North 19th Street
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
Phone: (906) 789-1130

John Stropich, President

Vessel Roster

Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Joseph Thompson, Jr. / Joseph Thompson 707 71 23,744 1,344

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc.

Photo by Roger LeLievre.

909 N. Lincoln Road
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
Phone: (906) 786-1717
www.vtbarge.com

Jack VanEnkevort, President

Vessel Roster

Vessel Length (feet) Beam (feet) Per-Trip Carrying Capacity Capacity Per Foot Of Draft
Joyce Van Enkevort / Great Lakes Trader (P) 845 78 39,766 1,812