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History explores “Great Lake Warriors”

U.S. network History is to launch Great Lake Warriors (pictured), an eight-part docu-drama series looking at men serving in the tugboat business, on July 19.
July 3, 2012

U.S. network History is to launch Great Lake Warriors (pictured), an eight-part docu-drama series looking at men serving in the tugboat business, on July 19.

From Towers Productions and Compass Point Productions, the series documents tugboat men, whose occupational hazards include deadly storms, runaway vessels, treacherous winter conditions and more, in the struggle to make a living.

The series focuses on a crew that includes Captain John Selvick, aka ‘The Legend;’ Captain Ted Long; Captain Mike Ojard and his son Patrick Joard; and brothers Captain Gerry and Stan Dawson, who all brave the Great Lakes of North America.

Great Lake Warriors follows these men across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ontario, in the months leading up to the dead of winter, “when only a few courageous men brave the turbulent waters,” according to the broadcaster.

The executive producers are Jonathan Towers, Jim Campbell, George Houde and Marty Bernstein, while the showrunner and co-executive producer is Joseph Boyle. For History, Matthew Ginsburg is exec producer.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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