Barge captain Marty Starr was born and raised on San Juan Island. He grew up working the local island waters in the early 70's with his father on commercial salmon gillnetters, purse seine boats and reefnet boats. In 1985, he began sailing offshore as mate for Foss Maritime on ocean going tugs, sailing in waters from Florida to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He later spent 10 years working as mate aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea for Glacier Fish Co. In 1998, he left deep water sailing to work nearer to his home, his wife, and their three 7th-generation Island daughters. Since 2001, he has been sailing as captain with San Juan Ferry and Barge, transporting freight throughout the San Juan Islands.
Please call Marty to get a free estimate and answer your questions concerning barge transportation. We hope San Juan Ferry and Barge will be your choice for safe, efficient barge transportation in the San Juan islands and look forward to working with you!