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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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