Stewart Jackson grew up on the Atchafalaya, Red and Mississippi rivers, where his father worked as a commercial fisherman before working as a towboat captain for B&B Towing. When Jackson… Read More
In an age of transience—of maximum mobility and minimum loyalty—longevity in the workplace is not just uncommon. Many times, it’s unheard of. But Capt. Nolan Ledet and Bourg, La.-based LeBeouf… Read More
Capt. Bobby Wilson, a heavy-tow pilot on the mv. Lewis B. Strait, has been on the river for 35 years. That would be close to a career for many people,… Read More
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, William “Bill” Kline has spent most of his life serving the maritime industry in one way or another. Sworn in to the Coast Guard… Read More
Growing up fishing along the banks of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, Ty Wilkerson was always intrigued by passing towboats. That interest eventually led him to apply to a job… Read More
Capt. Steven Fancher started out in the river business cleaning barges and decking, as many do. For more than seven years, Fancher worked on barges until he obtained his pilot’s… Read More
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