Lake Michigan Hauling, Barge Service, Salvage, Working Boat Repair St. James Marine Co. Beaver Island, Lake Michigan Tug Wendy Anne - St. James Marine Co. Beaver Island, Michigan

Why haul freight with St. James Marine?

With more concern for saving money these days, tug and barge hauling has become increasingly popular. According to the Worcester, MA Telegram & Gazette, today 94 percent of all domestic freight moves on rail or by truck. But not without cost. Congestion on roads and rails costs the US economy as much as $200 billion annually and 44 billion person hours, according to the transportation department. One barge tow removes 70 tractor trailers from the highways and with just one gallon of diesel a barge can move one ton of cargo 576 miles, while a truck only gets 155 miles. The bottom line – hauling with St. James Marine will save you money.

The Tug American Girl refinished in 2012

Our tugs are excellent not only for long distance hauling but also for easier navigation in tight channels, intricate harbors and spaces where large tugs cannot maneuver.

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We are able to reach shallow harbors and sounds with our powerful yet agile fleet.

We are an honest family-run business, where customers, safety, and environmental responsibility come first. We know the business – we have been in it since 1958. We are dependable. We are trustworthy. We have excellent and competitive prices and we have an excellent safety record.

St. James Marine Co. specializes in moving freight to and from Beaver Island and around the Great Lakes.

We haul:

  • general freight and cargo
  • heavy equipment
  • stone products
  • topsoil
  • cement products
  • boats
  • livestock
  • storage containers
  • building materials
  • garbage dumpsters
  • modular houses
  • automobiles
  • trailers
  • semi-trailers
  • junk cars
  • and much more!

We have the capability of long range towing throughout the Great Lakes. There is nothing too big or too small for us to haul!