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Welcome to Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.

Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. grew from its infancy in 1994 as a small tug and barge operator to become one of the largest marine transportation service providers operating on the Great Lakes Today.


Lower Lakes Towing operates a fleet of five self-unloading bulk carriers and one conventional bulk carrier in Canada. Combined with our U.S. sister company, Grand River Navigation,  we have a combined fleet of 16 vessels. These vessels transport a diverse array of dry bulk commodities including limestone, coal, iron ore, salt, grain and other commodities for more than 50 long-standing customers in the construction, electric utility, integrated steel and food industries.


Lower Lakes Towing is unique on the Great Lakes. In conjunction with Grand River Navigation, we operate both U.S. and Canadian flagged vessels. This operating flexibility is a significant advantage as we are the only company in the Great Lakes region providing significant domestic port-to-port services to both Canada and the U.S.


The bulk of Lower Lakes’ vessels operate in the River Class market segment, where we are the undisputed market leader. River Class vessels, which we define as being less than 650 feet in overall length, can operate in ports that are restricted from receiving larger vessels.

Join Us Today!

Begin your legacy…Discover your career at Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.

We are always looking for extraordinary people to join our industry-leading team!

If you are looking to sail with us as part of our Deck or Engine teams, safety and efficient operations, a family-oriented environment, one of the best leave and rotation systems on the Great Lakes, unprecedented teamwork, and many of the most talented colleagues in the industry are just some of the reasons you will enjoy a career with Lower Lakes Towing!

A total rewards package is everything you receive as an employee and includes: your income, healthcare benefits, wellness programs, retirement savings plans and work/life balance. Opportunities for tuition assistance assures a path to career growth at a pace that is right for each individual.

For job descriptions of our current open positions, please visit our Career Opportunities page

How To Apply

If you are interested in a career with us, submit an application for consideration today!

Please click on the Apply Now button below and attached your resume for consideration.



Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.

517 Main Street
Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0, Canada
Tel : (519) 583 0982