Video Listings

Joe Mackey of the MV James H
A veteran of the USS Kentucky, Joe’s used to working on board larger vessels than a towboat. Not only that—he's also used to working below the water, rather than on it. More...
  • January 15, 2016 Hunter of the MV Janis R. Brewer

    Although he dreamed of working in construction, Hunter found that a career on the river can be rewarding too—and now he’s got his eye on the wheelhouse.

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  • December 28, 2015 Charmaine Johnson of the Horizon Consumer

    AB Charmaine Johnson works right in the thick of things on board ocean-going vessels, inspired to find a job in the industry by—of all things—a 1980’s television show.

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  • December 18, 2015 Steve Morehouse of the MV Jerry Tinkey

    On board a vessel, chefs have to cater for everyone’s tastes, but does that mean they have to cook whatever the crew bring them? Towboat cook Steve tells us about some interesting deliveries he’s received on his adventures.

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  • December 4, 2015 Capt. Dwight of the MV Kentucky

    Capt. Dwight continues a legacy of towboating that started with his father. “It gets in your blood,” he says. “It's our life—just second nature.”

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  • November 23, 2015 Stephen Tiffenson of SCI–Bay Area

    Seminarian Stephen works as a ship visitor at SCI’s International Maritime Center in the Port of Oakland, CA. During a visit to a doctor’s office, he met a woman whose nephew works on board a cargo ship.

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  • November 13, 2015 Ryan Geiger of the MV Buckeye State

    A native of Ohio, Ryan has traveled the length of his state's namesake river in the three years that he's worked on a towboat. He's proud of his accomplishments so far, and looks forward to someday making it to the wheelhouse.

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