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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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