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...
  • 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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  • October 13, 2015 Alejo Cujo Jr. of MV Gerda Maersk

    A typical container ship crew of 22 or so can include individuals from all over the world: Denmark, Russia, Thailand, the Philippines and beyond. A chief cook, like Alejo, has to plan menus to please each palate—so how does he do it?

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  • October 1, 2015 Robert (Flash) Westmoreland and Damen Madaris of C&B Marine

    Flash and Damen might be a little older than usual to be studying for their steersman licenses—they’ve both taken unusual roads to the maritime workforce—but they’re now on their way to becoming towboat captains. They each received the Capt.

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