Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

FBS Expects New Machine Shop In Late 2023

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding expects the completion of a new, 19,000-square-foot machine shop at its Surgeon Bay, Wisconsin, shipyard later this year. The company broke ground on the project last September... Read More

First New Laker In A Generation Embarks On Maiden Voyage

Ship watchers on the Great Lakes have a new “laker” to look out for, now that Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Mark W. Barker has embarked on her maiden voyage. The... Read More

Alpena: Classic Laker 80 Years Young

In mid-March, the cement carrier Alpena departed her winter lay up dock in Cleveland sporting a fresh coat of paint from her five year inspection at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding at... Read More

Change Is the Only Constant: Adapting to the Ever-Changing Demands of Industry

There are many things in which change is the only constant, and this has been the case for the barge Commander through her 65-year career. She has been rebuilt time... Read More

Building New ATBs

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Laker Launch: Mark W. Barker Hits the Water

October 28, 2021, is a date that will go down in history for many stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes/Seaway system. It’s the day Mark W. Barker became more than president... Read More

In Leadership: News from October–December 2021

Ann Phillips Nominated for MARAD Administrator President Joe Biden has nominated Rear Adm. Ann Phillips to be the next administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Phillips served 31 years in... Read More

In Focus: New Interlake Vessel Takes Shape

M/V Mark W. Barker has a bow. The ship’s construction is in full gear at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The hull of the 639-foot vessel is complete... Read More