Interlake Maritime Services
A family-owned and -led company in its second generation, Interlake Maritime and its more than 50 shoreside employees manage The Interlake Steamship Company, Interlake Logistics Solutions, Lake Michigan Carferry and Interlake Port Services from its corporate headquarters in Middleburg Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and additional regional offices in Duluth, Minn., and Ludington, Mich.
The Interlake Steamship Company
The Interlake Steamship Company is the largest privately held U.S.-flag fleet on the Lakes. Its nine modernized and efficient freighters carry close to 20 million tons of bulk, free-flowing cargoes annually including iron ore and flux stone for the steel industry, stone for the construction industry, coal for power generation and salt for de-icing needs on roads and highways.
Interlake Logistics Solutions
Interlake Logistics Solutions operates the articulated tug-barge Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41, a 403-foot workhorse on the Lakes that can carry diverse cargoes that traditional self-unloaders cannot such as large armor stone for break walls, pig iron, scrap, slag, and steel slabs.
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Lake Michigan Carferry
Lake Michigan Carferry operates the S.S. Badger, the largest cross-lake passenger and car ferry service on the Lakes. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Badger is a key part of US10 highway connecting the cities of Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis. A vital link across Lake Michigan, the Badger can accommodate 600 passengers and 180 vehicles, including RVs, motorcycles, motorcoaches, and commercial trucks and oversized load in one single trip.