Video Listings

Jermell Jones of the MV John B. Yeager
"It's not any joke," says Jermell about safety on the water. Having been overboard himself, he knows first-hand what it's like to struggle for rescue. More...
  • November 21, 2013 Steven of the MSC Monterey

    When he's not preparing meals for the crew, Steven spends his downtime practicing guitar. He likens his time spent apart from family to the life of a rock star, always away from home.

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  • November 14, 2013 Jake Fox of the MV Mountain Girl

    Jake is brand-new to river work with only a month under his belt. "It's fun out here," he says. "It's hard work but I enjoy it."

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  • November 13, 2013 Martin of the MV Mountain Girl

    Martin, a fairly new deckhand on McGinnis's MV Mountain Girl, has responsibility for teaching an even newer colleague the ropes. "I find it a lot easier to teach him because a lot of things are still fresh on my mind," he says. &quo

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  • October 29, 2013 Captain Timothy Leach of Maine Maritime Academy

    An instructor at Maine Maritime Academy for 35 years, Capt. Leach introduced a tug-and-barge training program to better prepare students for work on the American inland waterways. "I've enjoyed working with young people," he says. &

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  • October 16, 2013 Captain Richard Bondurant of the MV Andrew Golding

    During his 20-year career working on the inland rivers, Capt. Bondurant has witnessed a lot of changes in the industry. For one thing, he used to write letters home—and now he can use a cell phone!

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  • October 10, 2013 Kari Boesch of Maine Maritime Academy

    About to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy, Kari has already worked on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico. As a young woman, she's had to prove her mettle as a deckhand—and eagerly awaits her return to river work

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