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There’s No Life Like It

September 1, 2017 - Lakeland Boating

Writer Craig Ritchie takes a ride on our Lee A. Tregurtha.
Life aboard Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder means hard work, happy stomachs, great friends: Working Cleveland

August 28, 2017 - The Plain Dealer

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio - A rumbling conveyor belt carried crushed stone to the holds of the 700-foot Pathfinder barge, its V-shaped stern nocked like an arrow with the bow of the 124-foot tug Dorothy Ann as they rode as conjoined twins in Lake Erie's calm early morning waters at the Marblehead dock.
What the Cuyahoga River Means to Cleveland

August 1, 2017 - Cleveland Magazine

With a load of limestone coming out of Marblehead, Capt. Jeremy Mock, master of the 711-foot Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder, scans the horizon. It’s 20 minutes past five o’clock in the morning on an early summer day. From his 72-foot eye-sight on the bridge, Mock already can see the red sliver of first light coming across the lake.
Interlake Steamship Moves First ‘Mustang’ Pellets

June 5, 2017 - Marine Link

The 1,004-foot M/V James R. Barker has sailed from the Twin Ports with a new specialized cargo: 60,000 tons of Mustang superflux pellets – the first shipment of its kind since the new pellet production began at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s United Taconite mine last month.
See 20 monster boats of the Great Lakes in gorgeous photos

April 17, 2017 - Cleveland.com

They're called boatnerds, people who relish the commercial ships that navigate the Great Lakes, delivering iron ore, coal and other aggregates from one port, or one lake, to another.
Follow the Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder up the Cuyahoga River with a load of ore (videos)

April 17, 2017 - cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- One of the grandest sights in Cleveland is catching a glimpse of a giant ore boat snaking its way up the Cuyahoga River.
Some more behind-the-scenes details from Interlake Steamship

March 28, 2017 - Crain's Cleveland Business

Last week, I had the chance to tag along as the Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder traveled the Cuyahoga River, delivering iron ore to ArcelorMittal Cleveland. My story, with plenty of photos from Peggy Turbett, can be found here. But it's difficult to fully appreciate the size of the Interlake Steamship Co.'s ship until you're on it. Thanks to Captain Jeremy Mock, readers can get a little bit closer to that experience.
Interlake Steamship’s round-the-clock crew delivers ‘the building blocks of America’

March 26, 2017 - Crain's Cleveland Business

In the Great Lakes region, there's a critical partner to the steel and construction industries that the public may overlook: the lake and river shipping industry. "We haul the building blocks of America," said Jeremy Mock, captain of Interlake Steamship Co.'s Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder.
Clean Shipping on the Great Lakes

March 21, 2017 - Maritime Reporter & Engineering News

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently spoke with Mark Barker, president of The Interlake Steamship Company, who sent its fourth vessel -- its second 1,000-footer -- to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers.
Freighter crews celebrate Christmas afloat

December 24, 2016 - Times Herald

Capt. Joseph Ruch will be home for Christmas — but that's not always been the case for the Fort Gratiot resident. Ruch is the master of the M/V Hon. James L. Oberstar, one of the nine active vessels traveling the Great Lakes for the Interlake Steamship Co. He got his first ship in 1977, so he'll have been a Great Lakes sailor for 40 years come the new year.

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