Great Lake Warriors
Meet the Captains and Crews
Captain John Selvick
Known as "The Legend" on the lakes, captain John Selvick, the son of another legendary Great Lakes captain, first started driving tugs when he was 14 years old.
John's Calumet River Fleeting is a major player on Lake Michigan. It’s a gritty Chicago operation, doing whatever it takes to keep business flowing. After a tough summer, John’s biggest challenge in the winter isn’t finding work—it’s finishing it. Weather is creating massive delays, but if the team can’t serve its clients then their clients will find another tug company that can.
Captain John's Crew:
Steve Hoeckendorff, a retired U.S. Army non-commissioned officer, is known as “Sarge” to the crew. He’s a no-nonsense sailor who knows his job well.
Chris Costello, a 23-year-old who recently graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, is training to become a captain.
Ricky Nebel started working for his uncle John Selvick at Calumet River Fleeting after graduating high school. He’s worked on tugs off and on since 2004.
The John M. Selvick
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