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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...
  • 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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  • October 30, 2015 Capt. Katie Denham of the MV Princess

    Captain Katie Denham may not look like the stereotypical riverboat pilot, but she has solid credentials and plenty of experience to back up her position.

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