The Great Lakes Group


The Great Lakes Towing Company Expands Services to Sturgeon Bay, WI

The Great Lakes Towing Company is expanding its harbor towing and ice breaking services to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

The Towing Company has undertaken a fleet renewal program that began with the laying of ten (10) keels in August 2016.  Since that time, the Company has added five (5) new Damen Stan 1907 ICE design tugs to its fleet, with the sixth new tug being delivered next month, and the seventh in Spring 2022.

The fleet renewal program has improved the quality and safety and reliability of the services the Company provides to its customers, and it has also increased the size of the towing fleet. This has allowed the Company to look for other areas to expand its area of operations and improve their Full Service Lakes-Wide coverage.

There will now be two (2) Towing Company tugs stationed in Sturgeon Bay full-time, including a former Navy YTB. These tugs will offer timely services for vessels calling at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) and also provide strong ice breaking assets at the mid-Southern end of Green Bay.

“We are excited to expand our services to better serve the Great Lakes maritime community.  As we continue to grow our fleet, we will continue to seek out new and better ways to service the needs of our customers.  A couple years ago we stationed a tug in Monroe (Michigan) and now we look forward to seeing you in Sturgeon Bay!” says Gregg Thauvette, Executive Vice President, Operations, The Great Lakes Towing Company.