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We Lift What Others Drop

The B "No. 266" barge flipped over and sunk in Stamford, Conneticut on October 17th, 2007. Gladsky Marine was called in and, using the "par buckle" method, the overturned and submerged barge was righted, lifted to the surface and dewatered. The operaton was completed inside of four days restoring the harbor to navigation. The barge was returned to the owners to be refurbished and returned to service. Gladsky Marine operates one of the heaviest crane vessels in the Western Hemisphere and is available for salvage recovery, wreck removal and heavy lifts.

Heavy Lift Crane


Heavy Lift and Wreck Salvage
After more than 45 years on the water, Gladsky Marine has earned its reputation for solving difficult heavy-lift jobs. We lift and recover vessels others would reduce to scrap. We save your boat; we save you money. We've got a great crane, but our real tool is craft.  We work an A-frame on a 180 x 54 barge.  The Ovus is one of the largest salvage cranes on the East Coast. Though huge, The Ovus works well in shallow waters drawing only 4' when light and 12' when loaded.  Equipped with a helicopter landing pad and ample crew's quarters, The Ovus can work on station for extended periods. Additional equipment includes a  four point mooring system and two spuds to keep The Ovus stationary. 

Salvage - Cleaning Our Waters One Wreck at a Time
What the salvage industry does for you:  During the decades after the National Salvage Facilities Act of 1948, the salvage industry evolved from focusing on national defense to include protecting the marine environment and economy from the consequences of a vessel casualty, related spills, and port disruptions.  The waterfront revitalization furthered by so many communities requiring environmental clean-up, the first stage of which is often the removal of wrecks, both recent and vintage.  In this way, the salvage industry has become a major player in protecting the marine environment. 

More recently, given the national security concerns post 9/11, new national salvage policies are being developed to ensure that the salvage industry can keep our waterways open in the event of an attack. In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the salvage industry removed collapsed roadways, bridge spans, and raised sunken vessels.

Marine Construction
We can reconfigure, adapt, and convert vessels for new uses.  We work in steel on small workboats, floating docks, custom spuds, and more.  Our new docks are wood planking over steel floats. Used docks are wood planking on wood frames. What we build or repair will last.

Public Service
At our marina and yard we gladly host and service the following organizations:

  • Non-profit
  • Educational
  • Youth-programming vessels

We believe more of the community should get on the water and come to understand this environment and the maritime industry.  We encourage you to get in touch if you need a landing, berth, or a service.  We always try and help if we can.