Welcome to Interlake Logistics Solutions
Interlake Logistics Solutions operates the versatile articulated tug-barge
Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41, a 493-foot workhorse on the Great Lakes.
About the Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41
Interlake Logistics Solutions operates the versatile articulated tug-barge Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41, a 493-foot workhorse on the Great Lakes that can carry diverse cargoes that traditional self-unloaders cannot, such as large armor stone for break walls, pig iron, scrap steel, steel slabs, steel coils, agg-lime and synthetic gypsum. The vessel also hauls traditional cargos, such as limestone, sand and slag.
Equipped to self-load cargo with an 800C John Deere excavator, long reach material handler, the uniquely outfitted vessel can utilize a clam bucket for flowable material or a five-tine grapple for large rocks and scrap steel.
A customized conveyor enables Interlake Logistics Solutions to discharge harder-to-handle materials like synthetic gypsum, agg-lime and some grades of rip rap. We also have transported long length H pile, large sheets of steel and over-dimensional cargoes.
The tug Undaunted that powers the Pere Marquette 41 is a repowered Navy ATA/Rescue Tug that served in World War II. While she had numerous tasks during her service in the Pacific, the most notable is a 7000-mile tow to the West Coast with the battered destroyer, USS Hugh W. Hadley, were she weathered a typhoon before reaching San Francisco. Her battle ribbons are still proudly displayed.
The barge Pere Marquette 41 is the repurposed carferry City of Midland. Built in 1941, she was considered by many to be the finest car-rail ferry ever built. She could haul approximately 34 rail cars on her main deck and accommodate 50 autos on her upper deck. She had both state rooms and parlors for passengers, along with dining and other amenities. She sailed as a carferry from 1941 until 1988. Her service continues today.