A Real Maritime Job


This summer was my first real maritime job at Classic Harbor Line as a Line Catcher. Sure it was a straight forward job and I had internships with the school working on the boats before, but it's not the same thing. Working with a support system behind you is so much easier then striking out alone. Walking on to the dock on my first day was nerve wrecking. I didn't know what to except and my hands were trembling so hard that I had to focus on getting them to stop shaking before I could focus on anything else. Thankfully the more I handled lines, the more the nervousness slipped away and a familiar routine took place. While working, I learned a clear understanding of how responsible and alert you have to be in whatever path you choose. I'm very appreciative that I was able to have this opportunity.