Video Listings

Stephen Reed of the MV Buckeye State
Stephen works as an oiler on a towboat—the first step in becoming a chief engineer. Though it’s a long process, he considers it quite an improvement over his last job. More...
  • March 24, 2016 José Gonzalez Jr. of Galaxy Ace

    José has worked at sea for his whole career and thinks he’ll continue until retirement. Besides being able to provide a good life for his family, working as a seafarer has allowed him to go places he would never otherwise visit—for free!

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  • March 7, 2016 Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz of Yale University

    Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz studies occupational health at Yale University.

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  • February 26, 2016 Capt. Terri Smiley of the MV Mae Etta Hines

    Captain Terri Smiley already retired once, but she says, “I can't stay away from the river.” You may remember her from this video.

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  • February 12, 2016 James Warren of the MV Kentucky

    When he left the US Marine Corps, James faced some tough times as he tried to take care of his family. But he found work on board a towboat, and now he’s committed to a career on the water.

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  • January 29, 2016 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.

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  • 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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