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Military to Maritime: Meet Our Veterans

November 11, 2017

Before Andy Jaworski made his living feeding hungry merchant mariners with The Interlake Steamship Company on the Great Lakes, he sailed the oceans serving in the U.S. Navy. A first-generation serviceman, Andy joined the Navy in 1983, following the lead of his three brothers. In fact, four of the five brothers – dubbed the Jaworski Naval Unit by their mother who had to pin a map to keep track of her floating brood – served at the same time. The youngest brother made his career in the Navy. In total, Jeff, Allen, Andy, Neil and Glenn Jaworski had a combined 50 years of honorable service to the country.
Meet one of our newest crew members

October 18, 2017

Lucas Karhoff, a December 2016 graduate of Great Lakes Maritime Academy, joined the Interlake fleet this season as a third assistant engineer after sailing as cadet and two seasons of winter work. We sat down with Lucas on our M/V Hon. James L. Oberstar to find out more about what attracted him to his new career and what he likes best about his job.
The Interlake Steamship Company Moves First Load of Cliffs’ Mustang Pellets for ArcelorMittal

June 3, 2017

The 1,004-foot M/V James R. Barker sailed today from the Twin Ports with 60,000 tons of Mustang superflux pellets – the first cargo of its kind since the new pellet production began at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s United Taconite mine last month.
Third Phase of The Interlake Steamship Company’s Exhaust Gas Scrubber Installations Complete

April 24, 2017

The M/V Mesabi Miner sailed today from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., becoming Interlake Steamship Company’s fourth self-unloading bulk carrier to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers.
The Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Herbert C. Jackson Returns to Service

September 26, 2016

The newly repowered M/V Herbert C. Jackson departed Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wis., yesterday giving a farewell salute to the Twin Ports where it has been undergoing its steam-to-diesel conversion since December 21.
Second Phase of The Interlake Steamship Company’s Exhaust Gas Scrubber Installations Complete

June 22, 2016

The M/V Lee A. Tregurtha sailed today from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., becoming Interlake Steamship Company’s third self-unloading bulk carrier to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers.
Second Phase of The Interlake Steamship Company’s Exhaust Gas Scrubber Program is Underway

June 11, 2016

The M/V James R. Barker sailed today from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., becoming Interlake Steamship Company’s first thousand footer and its second self-unloading bulk carrier to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers.
The Interlake Steamship Company Launches 2016 Sailing Season

March 1, 2016

The Interlake Steamship Company’s Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder, an articulated tug-barge unit (ATB), departs winter layup today to begin early-season shuttles of iron ore for ArcelorMittal,a leading integrated steel and mining company with blast furnaces at the head of the Cuyahoga River.
The Interlake Steamship Company Launches Phase II of Pioneering Emission-Reduction Technology

January 25, 2016

The M/V James R. Barker sailed into Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., last week where it will become Interlake Steamship Company’s first thousand footer and its second self-unloading bulk carrier to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers.
The Interlake Steamship Company Proves Phase 1 of Pioneering Emission-Reduction Technology on Great Lakes

August 11, 2015

Building on the successful implementation of exhaust gas scrubbers on its self-unloading bulk carrier M/V Hon. James L. Oberstar, the Interlake Steamship Company announces its plans to expand its emission-reduction efforts to one-third of its fleet by installing similar scrubber systems on the M/V Lee A. Tregurtha and M/V James R. Barker early next year.
The Interlake Steamship Company Gears Up for Final Phase of $100 Million Fleet Upgrade and Modernization Plan

June 8, 2015

The Interlake Steamship Company announced today that it will repower its last steamship – the S.S. Herbert C. Jackson – with a highly automated diesel propulsion system in the final phase of a 10-year, $100 million modernization effort to create the most efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly fleet on the Great Lakes.