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Local Sea Captain Kelly Sweeney on working in the Merchant Marine


Captain Kelly Sweeney grew up in Spokane listening to his father's tales of working at sea in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Now Sweeney is a Master Mariner: the highest qualification level for commanding a ship. After 23 years as a merchant marine, Sweeney is sharing his own stories in a column for Pacific Maritime Magazine, and now his own book. Through his tales, he highlights issues sailors face, like modern day pirates, fatigue, and more. Captain Sweeney speaks with KUOW's Jamala Henderson.
Next Week on Radio Intersection: Keely Smith