who we are and what we do
Mountain Barge Services has been in business on Lake Chelan since 1976. MBS is a full service marine services business with services ranging from freight transportation, dock contruction, buoy placement, and propane delivery.
MBS is well known for customer service, safety, meeting schedule and we pride ourselves on providing creative solutions for customers where needed. We blend our unique knowledge of Lake Chelan geography with modern safety and operation standards to provide our customers with the best experience possible.
MBS runs regular barge trips between Stehekin and Chelan hauling general freight for the community of Stehekin, Lucerne and Holden Village. This requires the business to be able to effectively receive freight from suppliers and private persons, document inventory, safely, store, haul, and deliver freight and keep accurate records for billing each month.
MBS also sells Propane and Gasoline in the Stehekin Valley and along the lakeshore, and is familiar with the challenges of transporting large quantities of petroleum in a safe and efficient manner. MBS has ongoing long-term contracts with the National Park Service in Stehekin to supply fuel, freight and garbage for the Stehekin Valley.
MBS regularly is in charge of setting buoys, delivering projects materials, responding rapid mobilization requirements during times of emergency, and continuing to be the fabric that links people in Chelan to Stehekin and all along the lake.