The Great Lakes Group

The Great Lakes Towing Company

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

The Great Lakes Towing Company, popularly called “The Towing Company,” operates the largest and most experienced U.S.-flag tugboat fleet.  The Towing Company is a significant marine operations link in North America’s U.S. Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Seaway marine transportation network –the fourth seacoast of the United States, an operating area that extends over 8,300 miles of shoreline, encompassing a water surface area of roughly 100,000 square miles. Towing Company services include ship assist, cargo transportation and logistics, ice breaking, and emergency assistance of every kind of vessel, barge, and marine structure.   No other towing company can match this range of service.


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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

Puerto Rico

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico