The Gardiner's

Our History

Sandy and Julie Gardiner first started out running a diving business on the waterfront in Sault Ste. Marie in the early 1980’s. As time went on, the business expanded to include general marine contracting and construction.

In 1988 Sandy and Julie purchased their first tugboat, and named it the Tolsma Bay. The tug was used not just for work, but family outings and trips in the summer.

In the mid 1990’s the family purchased their current waterfront location in Richards Landing, and the company name changed to Gardiner Marine.

From there, a second tug, barges, and heavy equipment were added to the fleet in order to provide a wider range of services and here we are today.

A Family affair

Gardiner Marine is truly a family business with both children, Scott and Jessie Gardiner growing up on the water and around the tugs and barges. Each spent their summers working for the company, building docks, and operating equipment.

Our Team

Today, Scott, Julie and Sandy, along with a dedicated, experienced staff are on the job full time from ice-out in the Spring, to freeze-up in the Fall.

Gardiner Marine continues to expand its services and provide new and existing clients with professional marine solutions.

We look forward to working with you!