June 5, 2017 - Marine LinkThe 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.
April 17, 2017 - Cleveland.comThey'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.
April 17, 2017 - cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio -- One of the grandest sights in Cleveland is catching a glimpse of a giant ore boat snaking its way up the Cuyahoga River.
March 28, 2017 - Crain's Cleveland BusinessLast 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.
March 26, 2017 - Crain's Cleveland BusinessIn 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.
March 21, 2017 - Maritime Reporter & Engineering NewsMaritime 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.
December 24, 2016 - Times HeraldCapt. 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.
September 6, 2015Coal 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.
July 6, 2015Detroit Free Press coverage aboard our Queen of the Lakes
June 25, 2015Chris Perkins is the conveyorman aboard the freighter, the Paul R. Tregurtha, and he has one of the dirtiest jobs on the ship.