Lakehead Tugboats Inc.

Operating in the port of Thunder Bay (originally under the name Gravel & Lake Services) since 1933, Lakehead Tugboats has been owned and operated by the Lecuyer family since 1985. Since the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway in 1959, allowing sea going vessels to enter the great lakes, we have been providing ship assist services to all types of commercial vessels. Lakehead Tugboat’s experience, professionalism and our commitment to service, safety and the environment, along with our 24 hour dispatch service, have allowed us to develop long standing relationships with the largest companies that operate in the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada


With our fleet of tugs we provide safe, reliable ship assist operations in the port of Thunder Bay that helps increases the ports productivity and ship owners save time and fuel consumption while increasing ship docking safety. Safety is paramount when conducting ship berthing operations, at Lakehead we have the experience, dedication and professionalism of its crews which posses local knowledge and skills to perform a wide range of ship assist tasks to vessels of any size and take great pride in providing this service for our customers.

*All conditions are in accordance to the Eastern Canadian Tug Owners Association (ECTOA)

24 Hour Dispatch: 1-807-473-7821