Great Lakes Fleets

This page contains a list of many of the ships that carry cargo on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. They are listed in alphabetical order within each fleet.

Algoma Central Corp. – St. Catharines, ON

  • Algoma Buffalo
  • Algoma Compass
  • Algoma Discovery
  • Algoma Endurance (under construction in Croatia; will be delivered in 2018)
  • Algoma Enterprise
  • Algoma Equinox
  • Algoma Guardian
  • Algoma Harvester
  • Algoma Innovator
  • Algoma Mariner
  • Algoma Niagara
  • Algoma Sault
  • Algoma Spirit
  • Algoma Strongfield
  • Algoma Transport
  • Algorail (laid up in Goderich, ON – to be scrapped)
  • Algowood
  • American Valor (laid up in Toledo, OH)
  • American Victory (laid up in Superior, WI – to be scrapped)
  • Capt. Henry Jackman
  • John D. Leitch
  • Radcliffe R. Latimer
  • Tim S. Dool

Algoma Tankers Ltd. – St. Catharines, ON (division of Algoma Central Corp.)

  • AlgoCanada
  • Algoma Dartmouth
  • Algoma Hansa
  • Algonova
  • Algoscotia
  • Algosea

G3 Canada Ltd. – Winnipeg, Man. (operated by Algoma Central Corp.)

  • G3 Marquis

American Steamship Company – Williamsville, NY

  • American Century
  • American Courage (laid up in Sturgeon Bay, WI)
  • American Integrity
  • American Mariner
  • American Spirit
  • Burns Harbor
  • H. Lee White
  • Indiana Harbor
  • John J. Boland
  • Sam Laud
  • St. Clair
  • Walter J. McCarthy Jr.

Canada Steamship Lines Inc. – Montreal, QC

  • Atlantic Huron
  • Baie Comeau
  • Baie St. Paul
  • Cedarglen
  • CSL Assiniboine
  • CSL Laurentien
  • CSL Niagara
  • CSL St-Laurent
  • CSL Tadoussac
  • CSL Welland
  • Frontenac
  • Oakglen
  • Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin
  • Salarium
  • Spruceglen
  • Thunder Bay
  • Whitefish Bay

Central Marine Logistics Inc. – Griffith, IN

  • Edward L. Ryerson (laid up in Superior, WI)
  • Joseph L. Block
  • Wilfred Sykes

Essroc Cement Canada Inc. – Mississauga, ON

  • Metis
  • Stephen B. Roman

Great Lakes Fleet Inc. – Duluth, MN

  • Arthur M. Anderson (laid up in Duluth, MN)
  • Cason J. Callaway
  • Edgar B. Speer
  • Edwin H. Gott
  • Great Republic
  • John G. Munson
  • Philip R. Clarke
  • Presque Isle
  • Roger Blough

Groupe Desgagnés, Inc. – Québec, QC

  • Acadia Desgagnés
  • Argentia Desgagnés
  • Camilla Desgagnés
  • Claude A. Desgagnés
  • Nordika Desgagnés
  • Rosaire A. Desgagnés
  • Sedna Desgagnés
  • Taïga Desgagnés
  • Zélada Desgagnés

Petro-Nav Inc. – Montreal, QC (division of Groupe Desgagnés)

  • Damia Desgagnés
  • Dara Desgagnés
  • Espada Desgagnés
  • Esta Desgagnés
  • Jana Desgagnés
  • Laurentia Desgagnés
  • Mia Desgagnés
  • Maria Desgagnés
  • Paul A. Desgagnés
  • Sarah Desgagnés

Relais Nordic, Inc. Rimouski, – QC (division of Groupe Desgagnés)

  • Bella Desgagnés
  • Nordik Express (ferry)

Inland Lakes Management Inc. – Muskegon, MI

  • Alpena
  • J.A.W. Iglehart (laid up in Superior, WI)
  • S.T. Crapo (laid up in Green Bay, WI)

Interlake Steamship Company – Middleburg Heights, OH

  • Herbert C. Jackson
  • Hon. James L. Oberstar
  • James R. Barker
  • John Sherwin (laid up in DeTour, MI)
  • Kaye E. Barker
  • Lee A. Tregurtha
  • Mesabi Miner
  • Montville/tug Alice Moran (chartered from Moran Towing, U.S. East Coast)
  • Pathfinder/tug Dorothy Ann
  • Paul R. Tregurtha
  • Stewart J. Cort

LaFarge Canada Inc. – Montreal, QC (managed and operated by Canada Steamship Lines)

  • English River

LaFarge North America Inc. – Bingham Farms, MI

  • Innovation/tug Samuel de Champlain
  • Integrity/tug G.L. Ostrander
  • J.B. Ford (to be scrapped, Azcon Metals, Duluth, MN)

Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. – Port Dover, ON

  • Cuyahoga
  • Kaministiqua
  • Manitoba
  • Manitoulin
  • Michipicoten
  • Mississagi
  • Ojibway
  • Robert S. Pierson
  • Saginaw
  • Tecumseh

Grand River Navigation Co. – Avon Lake, OH (division of Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.)

  • Ashtabula/tug Defiance
  • C.T.C. No. 1 (laid up in Chicago, IL)
  • Calumet
  • Invincible (laid up in Sturgeon Bay, WI)
  • James L. Kuber/tug Victory
  • Menominee/tug Olive L. Moore
  • Manistee (laid up in Toledo, OH)
  • Manitowoc

McAsphalt Marine Transportation Ltd. – Scarborough, ON

  • John J. Carrick/tug Leo A. McArthur
  • Norman McLeod/tug Everlast

Michigan-Ohio Barge – Muskegon, MI

  • Cleveland Rocks/tug Bradshaw McKee (being converted into self-unloading cement carrier, Sturgeon Bay, WI)

Occidental Chemical Corp. – Dallas, TX

  • Spartan II/tug Spartan

Pere Marquette Shipping Co. – Ludington, MI

  • Pere Marquette 41/tug Undaunted

Port City Steamship Services – Muskegon, MI

  • St. Marys Challenger (barge)

Port City Marine Services – Muskegon, MI

  • St. Marys Conquest (barge)
  • Prentiss Brown (tug, mated with St. Marys Challenger)

St. Marys Cement Inc. – Toronto, ON

  • St. Marys Cement/tug Petite Forte
  • St. Marys Cement II/tug Sea Eagle II

TGL Marine Holdings ULC – Toronto, ON

  • Sarah Spencer/tug Jane Ann IV (laid up in Toledo, OH)

U.S. Oil Inc. – Appleton, WI

  • Great Lakes/tug Michigan

USS Great Lakes Inc. – New York, NY

  • Robert F. Deegan/tug Zeus

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge Inc. – Escanaba, MI

  • Erie Trader/tug Clyde S. VanEnkevort
  • Great Lakes Trader/tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort
  • Joseph H. Thompson/tug Joseph H. Thompson Jr.

4 thoughts on “Great Lakes Fleets

  1. Philip Schneider September 24, 2016 / 6:38 PM

    By dataloguing the ships of the Great Lakes fleets and photographing them underway and at birth, you have given viewers and readers a true feeling of the extensive industry and natural beauty that exists, mostly out of sight of the average American, on the Great inland seas of the North American Continent.
    Without that being your initial intent, the achievement is huge in my opinion.


    • freighterfreak September 24, 2016 / 10:51 PM

      Thanks Philip! I appreciate it, and hope to keep doing this for a long time!


  2. Jim Casson March 31, 2018 / 2:14 PM

    A picky observation. The HQ of Algoma is St. Catharines. ON, not St Catherines. A common mistake.
    Just found your page. Will bookmark it.


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