The Marine Club is the fraternity of those persons engaged in, concerned with or directly interested in the Water Carrying Trades on the Great Lakes System and connecting waters of Canada.


The Marine Club membership, enriched with a long-standing history, encompasses a range of marine industry stakeholders. Shippers, ports, terminal operators and service providers come together with a focused effort to promote and celebrate the industry. The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway is among the most significant waterways in the world, providing efficient transportation of a range of cargo feeds industry in one of the most heavily populated regions in North America.

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Oliver Hiltebrand, President


Welcome to the 81st year of The Marine Club for which I am honoured to be able to serve as your president during 2019/2020. Thanks to our members, corporate sponsors and our hard-working volunteer Board / Executive for the opportunity to serve you in this role.

The objectives of The Marine Club include:

  • The promotion of the marine industry on the Great Lakes
  • Facilitating cooperation and fellowship amongst its members
  • The holding of informal social events for its members and friends and to further the knowledge of the industry amongst its members and the public at large.
  • Raising funds through memberships and events to fund our Donations & Good Works Program.


Your Feedback is Important! Take our Survey!

The Marine Club is working to better serve its members and we would appreciate your feedback on both the Annual Dinner event that was held on January 17, 2020 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Ontario and our other initiatives throughout the year. This survey should...

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The Marine Club Beam 81st Annual Dinner & General Meeting

Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 7:00PM at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel with guest speaker Jeffery Hutchinson – Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Hutchinson was appointed to lead the Canadian Coast Guard in March 2017, after having served in the...

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Date and Speaker Announced for Marine Club Annual Dinner

The Marine Club 81st Annual Dinner Jan 17, 2020 Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario Our honourary speaker at this year’s event will be Jeffery Hutchinson – Commissioner of the Canadian Coast GuardLobby renovations at the Fairmont Royal York are now completed, we...

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Supporting The Marine Industry’s Growth: Participation in the promotion of the marine industry. With every oar that strikes the water, the marine industry advances further. Every member has an impact.


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