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The Hair-Raising Career of a Chesapeake Bay Pilot


published on 15 September 2020 770 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Chesapeake Bay Media".
Chesapeake Bay pilots guide massive cargo ships safely through the Bay's channels every day, but boarding them on a ladder attached to a moving ship is nothing short of breathtaking. Watch the video from a retired Bay Pilot.
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