Employment aboard U.S.-flag Great Lakes and St. Lawrence vessels is best achieved by directly contacting either labor unions or ship operators. They are also helpful resources regarding job requirements and other inquiries.

Unions representing seamen on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Photo courtesy of Renaud Philippe

American Maritime Officers
http://www.amo-union.org/
Michelle Moffitt, Dispatcher – 800-221-9395, ext. 6003

International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
http://bridgedeck.org/
Thomas Bell – 216-776-1667

Marine Engineers Beneficial Association
http://www.mebaunion.org/
Cheryl Kostreba, Dispatcher – 216-579-6322

Seafarers International Union
http://seafarers.org/index.asp
Michigan office: 810-794-4988
Illinois office: 815-723-8002

United Steelworkers Local 5000
440-243-7000

Companies operating on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Andrie Inc.
http://www.andrietg.com/
231-728-2226
careers@andrie.com

American Steamship
http://americansteamship.com/index.php
716-635-0222 ext.1371

Central Marine Logistics
http://www.centralmarinelogistics.com/
Lori Johnston – 219-922-2644

Grand River Navigation
http://www.grnavigation.com/
231-922-1023
humanresources@grnavigation.com

Great Lakes Fleet
http://www.cn.ca/en/our-business/supply-chain-solutions/marine-services
Rachel Romich – 218-723-2412

Inland Lakes Management, Inc.  
231-728-2226

Interlake Steamship Company
http://interlakesteamship.com/index.php/about-us
330-659-1400 ext. 1140

Lake Express Ferry
http://www.lake-express.com/
866-914-1010

Lake Michigan Car Ferry
https://www.ssbadger.com/
Aaron Personnaire – 231-843-1509

Père Marquette Shipping Company
http://www.pmship.com/index.htm
Roger Beadle – 231-843-7239
rbeadle@pmship.com

Port City Marine Services, Inc.
231-722-6691
https://portcitymarine.com/

The Great Lakes Group
http://thegreatlakesgroup.com/
216-367-8139
hr@thegreatlakesgroup.com

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc.
http://www.vtbarge.com/
906-786-1717