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Marine industry expects worker shortage. So what are the jobs like?

December 11, 2018 - Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – You can hop on a freighter and see the Great Lakes, work two months straight and then have a month off. “People can walk on to our boats with a high school degree and make $60,000 to $70,000 a year,” said Interlake Steamship spokeswoman Chrissy Kadleck.
WATCH A 25,000 TON COAL FREIGHTER NAVIGATE THE TREACHEROUS NOVEMBER WATERS OF LAKE MICHIGAN AND SAIL THE GRAND HAVEN CHANNEL

November 15, 2018 - K102.5

November weather kicked up high winds and dangerous waves on the icy waters of Lake Michigan, making for a busy day at work as the crew of the Kaye E. Barker made a coal delivery to Grand Haven. Proud mom Beth DeVos traveled to Grand Haven State Park on Sunday, November 11th to see her son at work. Lukas is a deckhand on the Kaye E. Barker, a massive 767 foot, 25,900 pound freighter- one of the biggest left on the Great Lakes. Built in 1952, the ship is still in service and was bringing coal to the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (possibly the last before it is replaced) from Sandusky, Ohio.
Dramatic photo of Lake Michigan lightning bolt goes viral

August 29, 2018 - USA Today

Jack Brandenburg of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, snapped the picture early Tuesday morning while aboard the Mesabi Miner, where he works as a mate. He used his Samsung cellphone camera and a long exposure
Great Lakes chefs keep crews happy with freighter fare

May 23, 2018 - MLive.com

Freighters that crisscross the Great Lakes carry more than 100 million tons of cargo each year. Keeping their hardworking crews happy has a lot to do with the talented chief stewards and cooks who keep a seemingly endless stream of meals, snacks and baked goods flowing from the galleys.
Interlake Steamship adds new barge to fleet

April 30, 2018 - Crain's Cleveland Business


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