Rates and Fees

Berthage Rates

Location Rate Position
Sidney Smith Wharf $1.50/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out
Government Dock $1.75/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out
East Dock $1.25/metre/day Dockside (small vessels)
North Slip $1.50/metre/day Dockside
$1.00/metre/day 2nd or 3rd vessel out


Storage Fee

$1.00/square metre/day

Harbour Usage Fee

$1,325.00/vessel/each entry (working cargo, more than 24 hours)

$375.00/vessel/each entry (less than 24 hours)

Note: special rates may apply to small vessels, contact Harbour Master

Contractor License Fees

General Contractors (eg Algoma Central Corporation, Canada Steamship Lines, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd)

Note: licensed general contractors include sub contractors

Fees: $7,000/year OR $1,000/month OR $500/week

Other Individual Contractors

Fees: $1,000/year OR $250/week


Rate to be determined based on commodity


Cost Recovery plus mark-up (25%)

All of the above fees and charges will be subject to HST.

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The vessels that comprise the fleet of Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. are frequent users of the Sarnia Harbour, given its strategic location at the centre of the Great Lakes. The harbour facilities and local skilled labour force make the harbour a key component of our fleet maintenance and repair strategy. Late winter freeze ups and early spring thaws add to the economic benefits of berthing vessels in Sarnia during the winter months.

Captain Scott Bravener � President, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.

City of Sarnia