Great Lakes Dredge Buys Barker Boys Creek Towing

In a move that both diversifies and broadens its offerings in the maritime arena, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has purchased the assets and contracts of Barker Boys Creek Towing of West Nyack, N.Y., it was recently announced.

"The business unit will be a division of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.," said Witt Barlow, Great Lakes' president, in making the announcement.

"It will be known as Great Lakes Towing & Transport— GLT&T. The new division will coordinate the use of Great Lakes' tug fleet in the Northeast market. Expansion of the unit's activity into the Great Lakes region is anticipated as well." The acquisition brings the Great Lakes fleet in the Northeast to a total of eight vessels.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

was founded in 1890, and this year is celebrating its centenary. The company has domestic offices in New York, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla., New Orleans, Oak Brook, 111., Oakland, Calif., and Cleveland.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 62,  Jan 1991 Paul D. Butcher

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