It's a mad dash for home in the final haul of the season. Captain Ted gambles with a 600-foot train of barges as a fierce wind storm threatens to wreck them onshore. Then, an upstart captain scrambles to beat the competition for the final big-dollar job of the season.
The captains push their luck on the unluckiest day of the year. First, Captain Schley's ice breaking mission puts some stubborn ice fishermen in life threatening danger. Then, the jinx is on John "The Legend" Selvick when his tug runs aground and deckhand Ricky risks his life to get them free.
In the wake of a severe winter storm, Captain Nathan Schley--stepson of John "The Legend" Selvick, leads a job for the first time without The Legend at his side. When boats get frozen into the dangerous harbor ice, the job seems destined for disaster. Meanwhile, in Thunder Bay, smoke in the engine room forces Captain Stan to abandon a lucrative job--while his Nephew Nate Dawson wrecks a tug at dock. On the South End, Captain Ted Long is forced to work twice as long--and twice as hard, on a junked out tug, bound for the scrap yard.
Captain John "The Legend" Selvick struggles with his nephew Ricky's inattention, doubting whether he has what it takes to carry on the family business. Meanwhile, Captain Ted Long deals with a crippled engine while threading the needle of the notorious "Iron Curtain."
Captain John "The Legend" Selvick pushes his crew as fatigue sets in. Meanwhile, on Lake Superior, things heat up during ice breaking for a massive fuel freighter.
On Lake Michigan, Captain John Selvick finds himself caught in the crosshairs of two raging storms as Captain Ted Long steers through a shipwreck graveyard. Meanwhile, Captain Mike Ojard risks it all on a used tug on Lake Superior.
On Lake Michigan, Captain Ted Long faces the most challenging hauls of his career. Meanwhile, on Lake Superior, Captain Mike Ojard takes on a difficult ice breaking job.
On Lake Michigan, Captain John "The Legend" Selvick tries to beat the weather. Meanwhile, on Lake Superior, Captain Stan Dawson attempts a rescue mission in the middle of a blinding snowstorm.
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Thunder Bay Tugs has to make a buck during a slow winter season. The opportunity to search for a 10-ton anchor lost off of a freighter presents a new challenge, and the promise of big money for captain Gerry Dawson and his son, Nathan.
The new deckhand always gets the worst jobs. At Heritage Marine in Duluth, Captain Mike Ojard gives newbie Brandon one of the more unpleasant assignments-clean up the over-full debris pan from the Incinolet, an electric marine toilet.
Sixteen cylinders of 565 cubic inches each, deliver 2,000 horsepower, enabling these small yet mighty boats to haul and shove their huge cargoes, break ice and deliver the goods that keep the Great Lakes communities alive.
Captain Nice waxes philosophical about the job, the frustrations, the hazards and his passion for this most unique of occupations.
Great Lake Warriors. New Series Premieres July 19th. Thursdays 10/9c.
HISTORY makes waves on the Great Lakes. For more than 150 years, they have served as one of America's busiest commercial waterways, connecting East Coast ports to America's heartland. In Great Lake Warriors, a maverick American tug boat company braves storms, ice, and the competition as they navigate and transport materials across one of the most dangerous bodies of water in history.
Mike's first babysitter was a tugboat, and now it's his family business.
The Great Lake Warriors reveal how the Great Lakes are different and deadlier than most bodies of water.