The Great Lakes Group

The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard

building our reputation for more than a century… job by job, boat by boat, barge by barge, and tow by tow

The Great Lakes Group is a full-service marine transportation organization made up of a “group” of diversified marine-related companies operating on the Great Lakes. The companies provide transportation, logistics, new construction, fabrication, repair, and linehandling services across the Great Lakes.

Honesty, Loyalty, and Hard Work are core values of The Great Lakes Group. Our success is measured based on your success and your confidence in us.  The Great Lakes Group’s mission is to continually evaluate and improve the level of quality and safety based on your satisfaction and how well your needs have been met.

Celebrating 125 years in continuous business, we sincerely believe that we have built our reputation job by job, boat by boat, barge by barge, and tow by tow, and we intend to continue to do so.

Where We Are

    Lake Erie

  • Buffalo, NY

  • Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

  • Erie, PA

  • Conneaut, OH

  • Ashtabula, OH

  • Fairport, OH

  • Cleveland, OH

  • Lorain, OH

  • Huron, OH

  • Sandusky, OH

  • Toledo, OH

  • Monroe, MI

  • Detroit River, Lake St. Clair & St. Clair River

  • Detroit, MI

  • Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  • Port Huron, MI

  • St. Mary' s River

  • Sault Ste Marie, MI

  • Lake Huron

  • Bay City, MI

  • Saginaw, MI

  • Calcite, MI

  • Lake Superior

  • Duluth, MN

  • Superior, WI

  • Two Harbors, MN

  • Ashland, WI

  • Lake Michigan

  • Green Bay, WI

  • Marinette, WI

  • Menoninee, WI

  • Port Inland, MI

  • Sturgeon Bay, WI

  • Milwaukee, WI

  • Kenosha, WI

  • Ludington, MI

  • Manitowoc, WI

  • Racine, WI

  • Holland, MI

  • South Chicago, IL

  • Buffington, IN

  • Indiana Harbor, IN

  • Waukegan, IL

  • Chicago, IL

  • Burns Harbor, IN

  • St Joseph, MI

  • Benton Harbor, MI

  • Michigan City, IN

  • Gary, IN