Sturgeon Bay

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

Great Lakes Shipbreaking: Canada’s MRC Provides Clean, End-of-Life Ship Recycling

Great Lakes vessels have much longer lifespans than salties, but sooner or later, they, too, face the inevitable. When that time comes, their final journey could be to a breakers... 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

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 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