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Mark Sternberg is a man with a dream. He followed many long roads to finally make his home here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Mark is the proprietor of Eagle Towing of Engadine. He is a member of the EX-Team and is Certified by the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Wreckmaster, and the University of Georgia. He is an experienced EMT, Public Safety Officer, and is currently a firefighter for Garfield Township.
Mark Sternberg
"Da Moose"
Eagle Towing has served the State of Michigan since 1945. Mark's extensive experience ensures that the people he helps - whether emergency or non-emergency will be handled with the utmost care!
The Best Never Rest
With a history of towing, fire fighting, public safety and experience as an Emergency Medical Technician – Eagle Towing helps the Eastern Upper Peninsula sleep a little easier each night!

The following are portions of an article entitled: "Da Man or Da Moose" by Patti Lewis - Featured in Towing & Recovery Footnotes - Volume 16 Number 1

Operating a business in a rural area carries its own set of challenges. Having worked in Detroit before moving to Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, Mark Sternberg, proprietor of Eagle Towing in Engadine, Michigan hasn't looked back. "It comes to the point where I question my sanity," Sternberg said, talking about a slippery tow on a very cold night. It was easily 40 degrees below zero and Sternberg was on U.S. 2, winching a Dodge pick-up that had gone off the road into the trees. Two inches of ice coated everything. "When a semi drove by, it sucked me out into the road," he said, adding that he couldn't get a safe footing on the icy pavement.

Although Sternberg questioned his thought process on nights like that, he wouldn't trade the U.P. for anything. Sternberg began towing many years ago when his father owned a service station in Oak Park, a suburb of Detroit. The business was a gas station with a two-bay garage and repair shop. Towing services weren't the station's main focus at the time.

He worked there for several years and then branched out into public safety. Sternberg was a firefighter and EMT, certifications that he still holds today. In 1980s, Sternberg's dad began to talk about retirement. The station passed from father to son, but changed from a gas station and repair shop to a towing and repair business.

The business took off, Eagle Towing was now bigger than ever! With 300 to 500 calls a day, the workload left little room for anything else. "We were going crazy down there," he said.

Despite the profitability of the business, Sternberg had to do something about the 24/7/365 pace. His wife Laura soon had her first heart attack, which was attributed to stress, Sternberg said "It was totally unreal". He then made his escape to the Upper Peninsula.

Many difficult challenges were ahead for Mark and his wife Laura, but one thing was clear - Sternberg will never go back to the big city. With his many experiences here in the U.P., he praises local law enforcement for their friendly and personable nature. "In a lot of places, police are busy and don't have time to be there with you to help," he explained, saying he doesn't have that problem in the Upper Peninsula.

He is just where he always wanted to be, "In 1961, when I was up here, I told the GM dealership owner in Newberry that I'd live here someday. When he saw me, he said, "I'll be damn, you did it!"

Mark responded,
"I always knew I'd live here!"

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God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be.

So he put his arms around you and wispered "Come to me."

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away.

Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands were laid to rest .

God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best.

It's lonely here without you, we miss you every day.

Our lives aren't the same since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely everything goes wrong.

We'll hear you wisper "Cheer up, carry on."

"Dont cry, I'm in God's keeping."

We'll meet again some day.

Eagle Towing of the Upper Peninsula -Serving Michigan since 1945!

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Eagle Towing
PO Box 202
Engadine MI 49827
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Telephone: 1(906) 477-1115
In-State Toll Free: 1 (800) 404-TOWING (8694)
Out-of-State Toll Free: 1 (866) 816-0201
Located on M-117 Just 1 1/2 Miles North of US2 - North of Engadine

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