Purvis Marine Limited


Based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Purvis Marine Limited specializes in marine transportation on the Great Lakes. The company often works closely with Essar Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie. Purvis uses tugs and barges to ship out finished steel coils to ports such as Burns Harbor, Detroit, and Cleveland. They also carry heavy lift cargoes and lead dredging projects on the St. Marys River. Purvis also provides ship assistance to vessels docking at Essar Algoma Steel, and salvage operations to vessels in need. Purvis has a floating drydock, usually used to service the company’s own vessels, and has a full-scale scrapyard as well. Their fleet of tugboats ranges from pleasure tugs used by the owners to large tugs used for transportation.

A complete history of Purvis and their vessels can be found in the book “Purvis Marine Limited”, by Buck Longhurst and Skip Gillham.

Current Tugs:

Past Tugs:

*Indicates currently inactive tugs


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