Video Listings

Levi and Zach of the MV M.K. McNally
Before they started working on towboats, chief engineer Levi was in the Marine Corps, and deckhand Zach spent time at Exxon Mobil. Both guys have some advice for people considering a career on the river. More...
  • June 28, 2016 Paul Mitchell of the MV Jerry Tinkey

    Paul is a steersman—a “pilot in training.” Listen as he describes what it takes to do his job and what steps a mariner must follow to get to the wheelhouse. It’s not easy!

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  • June 23, 2016 Interview with Capt. Howard Brent

    Howard Brent has spent a lifetime in the river industry. While attending the University of Southern Mississippi and Texas A&M, he spent his summers working on the river.

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  • June 22, 2016 Gina Lightfoot of The Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship

    Gina Lightfoot was born into a maritime family and followed in her father’s footsteps to serve on board container ships for three decades.

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  • June 3, 2016 A Day in the Life of a Chief Cook

    Seafaring tends to run in families, but it’s not everyday you meet two family members working on board the same ship—let alone in the same department!

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  • May 31, 2016 Gwen Amrhein of the MV Keith Darling

    Gwen is the cook on board the Keith Darling, but she finds time to use her gift for art too.

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  • May 27, 2016 Ryan Mayer of the MV Robert Greene

    Ryan’s only on his second trip on ACL’s MV Robert Greene, but he already has plans to work his way from tankerman to the wheelhouse. An Army veteran, he’s proud now to serve as a member of the United States Merchant Marine.

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