In the crowded ports of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest sit a handful of salty, machine-fueled, deadline-driven workplaces powered by a nautical breed of hard-working, fun-loving men and women. These boat-repairing operations range in size from small mom-and-pop outfits to massive enterprises blanketing entire coastlines, and they all have one goal in common: fix and build boats fast and make money doing it. (Source: National Geographic)
The teams at some of our country’s largest shipbuilding operations rush to save sinking houseboats, launch boats and fix plumbing problems.
The job of building and maintaining the nation’s fleet of fishing boats, work vessels and passenger ships is fraught with stress.
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