Historic Tug Companies

This page is a listing of various Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River tugboat companies that are no longer operating. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. On each company’s page will be a listing of tugs that operated for that company.

A.B. McLean & Sons Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Abitibi Power & Paper Co., Iroquois Falls, ON

American Marine Constructors, Benton Harbor, MI

American Tug & Transit Co., Bay City, MI

Bultema Dredge & Dock Co., Muskegon, MI

Calumet Marine Towing Co., Chicago, IL

Canadian Dredge & Dock Co., Toronto, ON

Canadian National Railway, Sarnia, ON

Canonie Transportation Co., Muskegon, MI

Construction Aggregates Corp., Chicago, IL

C-Way Construction Co., Spring Lake, MI

Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Lauzon, QC

Dawes Marine Towing Co., North Tonawanda, NY

Deep Diving Systems Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON

Dissen & Juhn Co., Macedon, NY

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Co., Two Harbors, MN

Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co., Cleveland, OH

Egan Marine Corp., Lemont, IL

Faust Corp., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Ferriss Marine Contracting Co., Detroit, MI

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Oak Brook, IL

Great Lakes Marine Contracting Ltd., Port Dover, ON

Hannah Marine Corp., Lemont, IL

Harry Gamble Shipyard, Port Dover, ON

Hindman Transportation Co., Owen Sound, ON

Holly Marine Towing, Chicago, IL

J.P. Porter Co., Montreal, QC

Kadinger Marine Service Inc., Milwaukee, WI

L.A. Wells Construction Co., Cleveland, OH

Lake Michigan Contractors, Holland, MI

Laken Shipping Corp., Cleveland, OH

Lakeshore Contractors Inc., Muskegon, MI

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, QC

Marine Tech LLC, Duluth, MN

Marinex Inc., Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC

McAllister Towing & Salvage Inc., Montreal, QC

McNamara Construction Co., Toronto, ON

McQueen Marine Ltd., Amherstburg, ON

Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp., New York, NY

Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co., Rogers City, MI

Nadro Marine Services Ltd., Port Dover, ON

Navigation Arcade Ltd., Notre-Dame-de-Pierreville, QC

Norfolk & Western Railway, Detroit, MI

Norlake Transportation Co., Port Colborne, ON

North American Towing/Seaway Towing, Duluth, MN

Pitts Engineering Construction Ltd., Toronto, ON

Pringle Barge Line Co., Toledo, OH

Quebec Cartier Mining, Port Cartier, QC

Quebec Tugs Ltd., Quebec, QC

Sandrin Brothers Ltd., Sarnia, ON

Sorel Tug Boats Ltd., Sorel, QC

Techno Maritime Ltee., Sillery, QC

TGL Marine Holdings, Toronto, ON

Three Rivers Boatmen Ltd., Trois-Rivieres, QC

TNT Dredging Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

Upper Lakes Group Inc., Toronto, ON

Wakeham & Sons Ltd., Hamilton, ON

Waterman’s Services Ltd., Toronto, ON

Waubaushene Navigation Co., Waubaushene, ON

Western Engineering Service Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON

Windsor-Detroit Barge Line, Detroit, MI

Zenith Dredge Co., Duluth, MN

Zenith Tugboat Co., Duluth, MN