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We Work the Waterways Hosts 160 Students from the Point Pleasant Area

We Work the Waterways Hosts 160 Students from the Point Pleasant Area

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) - More than 150 students showed up Tuesday to the new Point Pleasant River Museum to learn more about river transportation and job opportunities.

Students spent the day learning about river transportation, throwing lines, touring a Coast Guard boat, and learning about wildlife.

Errin Howard is with Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals. The company hosts events called We Work the Waterways.

“An industry interaction day where we help the maritime industry, the shipping and logistics industries connect with their communities,” Howard said.

Jaxen Hodge is a student from Cabell County Career and Technical Center.

“The amount of jobs there is a lot of jobs, so I didn’t know that,” Hodge said. “Definitely was a nice idea of what it was like.”

Companies like AEP, Amherst Madison, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard and the Foundation for the Ohio River Education, did demonstrations.

The new Point Pleasant River Museum opened late last year, focusing on history and industry on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers.

Ship/Tow simulators will be open to the public and used for real-life training showing what it is like to be a pilot.

The simulations include inland waterways, navigating under bridges and navigating weather conditions.

Tickets for the museum cost $5 per person and $3 for students.

Here is a list of some the organizations involved in the event:

Point Pleasant River Museum


Amherst Madison

Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals

We Work the Waterways

The Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Coast Guard

Crounse Corporation

- Foundation for the Ohio River Education