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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.
Steamship business repowers its fleet and invests in a Great Lakes future

September 6, 2015

Coal shipments are down, but the iron ore business remains strong, as Middleburg Heights-based Interlake Steamship Co. is finishing $100 million in improvements to the company's fleet of nine Great Lakes freighters. And that's on top of normal maintenance, which will run more than $20 million this winter, a bit more than usual.
Paul R. Tregurtha sails our Great Lakes

July 6, 2015

Detroit Free Press coverage aboard our Queen of the Lakes
Meet the crew of the Paul R. Tregurtha

June 25, 2015

Chris Perkins is the conveyorman aboard the freighter, the Paul R. Tregurtha, and he has one of the dirtiest jobs on the ship.
Life on board a freighter: The captain guides a goliath

June 25, 2015 - Detroit Free Press

The space where the boat had to go is 110 feet wide. The boat is 105 feet wide. No problem.
Meet Captain Bob Thibaudeau of the Paul R. Tregurtha

June 24, 2015

Detroit Free Press coverage aboard our Queen of the Lakes
Meet the Head Cook Aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha

June 22, 2015

Detroit Free Press coverage aboard our Queen of the Lakes
Peters tours Hon. James L. Oberstar

June 8, 2015 - ABC 10 UP

MARQUETTE — United States Senator Gary Peters took a tour around the Honorable James L. Oberstar earlier today. The Honorable James L. Oberstar is 806 feet long with a carrying capacity of 31,000 gross tons, which equates to over 69 million pounds. The vessel carries iron ore, which is critical for the American Steel and automobile industries.

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