Sea Stories: True Adventures of Great Lakes Freighter Captain, Richard Metz (Hardcover)

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A Great Lakes ship captain of 20 years shares the triumphs, the struggles, and the secrets of a captain's life in this collection of true tales, supplemented by histories and full-color photographs of the ships.

About the Author

After only ten years driving truck, Captain Richard Metz was drawn to the Great Lakes. He had always enjoyed watching the boats and ships moving seemingly effortlessly on the water going places he could only dream. With very little encouragement, Capt. Metz decided to try for a job working on the Great Lakes ships. He started working on the boats in 1964 as a deckhand. He knew right away that life aboard a laker was what he wanted to do all the rest of his life. He worked his way through the ranks to become a Great Lakes Sea Captain in 1980. Captain Metz enjoyed every minute of his career and continues to enjoy remembering and writing about his life on the lakes, even today. In 2003, Capt. Metz wrote his first book, Sea Stories. That book talked about his experiences in a clear and conversational manner offering his fascinating insight into the world of Great Lakes shipping. Capt. Metz's second book, Life Aboard a Laker from 1964 to 1999, followed in this same vein, detailing the start of his career through his different positions on lakers, his studies, and what his choice of career meant to him. This book expands on Capt. Metz's previous work, and includes additional stories, full-color photos, and a question-and-answer session with Capt. Metz.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781591938835
ISBN-10: 159193883X
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English

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