Life As a River Barge Deckhand?

Answer Becoming a river barge deckhand brings new responsibilities and expectations for the worker. Keeping the vessel clean and in good working order are the main responsibilities of deckhands.

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Ohio Barge River History?

Ohio river barge history began in the 18th century with early colonists. After the Revolutionary War, America's rapid growth catapulted its rivers into the forefront of commercial and passenger tra... Read More »

Missippi River Barge Cruises?

While river barge and paddlewheel cruises used to be a mainstay on the Mississippi river, rising costs and a slow economy have contributed to many a vessel's demise. Currently there are several pad... Read More »

How to Get a Job as a Deckhand?

Working on a boat will be one of the hardest jobs that you have ever known. Working as a deckhand can be viewed in a romantic light by some, but the reality of the job is that it is hard labor wit... Read More »

How much can a deckhand make at crab fishing?

A seasoned deck hand can make between 8% and 10% of the adjusted gross profits in a season. Newcomer deck hands may only make about 5% of the adjusted gross, while Greenhorns make about $150 per da... Read More »