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  1. Jeff Crume of MV Shelby Jean

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    Chief engineer Jeff Crume came to the river in a roundabout way. He wants his kids to get an education rather than following in his footsteps, but also acknowledges that he wouldn’t stand in…

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    • Timothy Robinson of MV Capt. Greg Smith

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      Timothy served in the U.S. Navy before he became a cook on a towboat. He offers advice to people who potentially want to become mariners, especially those who have limited options on shore.

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      • Karen Graham of the MV Andrew Cannava

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        Karen might not look like a “typical” mariner, but she has one of the key qualities of a great shipmate: Knowing how to earn—and give—respect.

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        • Charleigh Schultz of the MV Kentucky

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          As if working as a pilot on board a towboat isn’t enough, Charleigh also has a farm and regularly volunteers helping fellow veterans. Like many mariners, the time he spends away from the river…

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          • Chris Hall of the MV David M. O'Loughlin

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            Chris loves working on Ingram’s MV David M. O’Loughlin and has aspirations to become a chief engineer. He cites the family environment of the towboat as one of the best parts of the job.

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            • Kari Boesch of the MV AJ Morris

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              When we last met Kari, she was a Maine Maritime Academy student and had been working as a deckhand on various Ingram vessels (see https://vimeo.com/75903358). Now Kari has a permanent job with Ingram—but…

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              • Paul Mitchell of the MV Jerry Tinkey

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                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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                • Gina Lightfoot of The Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship

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                  Gina Lightfoot was born into a maritime family and followed in her father’s footsteps to serve on board container ships for three decades. SCI chaplain Kempton Baldridge spoke with her after…

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                  • Interview with Capt. Howard Brent

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                    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. In the 1960s, Howard served…

                  • A Day in the Life of a Chief Cook

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                    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! This chief cook and his son prepare…

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                    • Gwen Amrhein of the MV Keith Darling

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

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                      • Ryan Mayer of the MV Robert Greene

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                        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…

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