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    does anyone know what that's all about??/

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    you sail on a merchant vessel that's hauling cargo.

    my cousin's ex sailed on the great lakes. there's a large port near my hometown that ships limestone for the steel & pharmaceutical industries.

    db has 2 friends who sail outta seattle here. they often sail to foreign ports.
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    My friends brother is a merchant marine, he's gone for months and months. Sometimes his ships go to military locations overseas to deliever supplies. It can be dangerous sometimes.


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    My step Dad is a Chief engineer on a tug boat in the Merchant Marines. He hauls cargo (phosphate) from New Orleans to Tampa. Hes on the ship for 30 days and off for 30 days. (The time on and off varies for each ind. though)

    The pay is great! He loves it, and my Mom always loved being a MM wife

    We're from the country.. And we like it that way
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    cool! how would you get into that kinda stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanoony View Post
    cool! how would you get into that kinda stuff?
    in my home area back in mi, people usually just apply w/ one of the shipping companies & start out as a deck hand. they make REALLY REALLY good money for that area (rural northern mi). my cousin's ex db actually went to school for it (maritime academy in traverse city mi) & from what i understand there is a need for merchant mariners who've been educated in their field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcwant2be View Post
    in my home area back in mi, people usually just apply w/ one of the shipping companies & start out as a deck hand. they make REALLY REALLY good money for that area (rural northern mi). my cousin's ex db actually went to school for it (maritime academy in traverse city mi) & from what i understand there is a need for merchant mariners who've been educated in their field.
    My step Dad went to Maritime, small world

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifflovezyou View Post
    My step Dad went to Maritime, small world
    i don't think there's too many left. db's friends went somewhere in va, iirc.

    i grew up near rogers city, home to the world's largest limestone quarry, & a very busy deep water port. TONS of maritime heritage there.
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    My BIL is a Chief's Mate up in Alaska (with the Deadliest Catch guys). A friend of a friend hooked him up with a job as a cook up there. He worked up from there.

    It's really good money, but not the safest of work. It's hard for them to have families too because it's not truely military, so there aren't the support networks we have. At least, that's what he tells me.

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