1. Kari Boesch of Maine Maritime Academy

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    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 after graduating in December.

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    • Todd Hundley of Golding Barge Line

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      Captain Todd Hundley of Golding Barge Line talks about the qualities of a good captain. Many captains these days try to help new deckhands who aren't yet used to the hard work of towboating.

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      • Gus Haralambidis of Ingram Barge Company

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        Meet Gus, originally a deep-sea mariner from Greece. His colleagues call him one of Ingram Barge Company's hardest workers. "I'm not scared of work," he says.

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        • Randy Black of MV Nell

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          Randy Black, a "deckineer" (deck engineer) with AmherstMadison, explains the importance of safety when it comes to both his job and his hobbies.

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          • James Marshall of the MV Eva Walker

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            Committed to ten years of deck work before he tries for a pilot's license, James and his shipmate Randal work together like brothers. In fact, James worked first for Randal's dad, a towboat captain. "I couldn't do it without him," James says.

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            • Capt. Michael Gregg of the MV Kevin Flowers

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              When you spend several weeks with the same people, as on a towboat, learning how to fit into the dynamic matters. And, Capt. Gregg says, "You've got to like the people you work with."

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              • Brad Juneau of the MV Steve Golding

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                Brad, captain on board the MV Steve Golding, tells the non-maritime world what he wants them to know about life as a mariner. "You miss a lot of family time. I think that's the hardest thing," he says.

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                • Mark Murphy of AEP River Operations

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                  AEP employee Mark Murphy tells Ministry on the Rivers and Gulf chaplain Michael Nation about the different kinds of cargo found in barges. While scrap metal can travel out in the open, other cargo…

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                  • Josh Karcz of the MV Susan Johnson

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                    A deckhand on the MV Susan Johnson, Josh has a challenge for anyone who says they can do his job.

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                    • Nick Parrish of the MV John Paul Eckstein

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                      Chief engineer Nick Parrish, who has yet to turn thirty, keeps busy in his downtime by earning degrees. A fifth-generation towboater, he started on the river to prove himself to his family — but that's…

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