With the premier of "Great Lake Warriors" this week, History channel viewers were given the chance to experience the dangers brought on by the raging waters of the inland seas up close and personal.
The main star of the reality show is Sturgeon Bay's own Captain John "The Legend" Selvick. Selvick hopes if you see the show, you get a feel for just how unsafe – even scary – working on the Great Lakes can be.
Selvick says, working with the television crew present and trying to capture footage all of the time was challenging to get used to at first. He says it took about five months of having them around and on board before the ship crews got used to working around the cameras.
At one point, Selvick says dealing with ice build up on a ship during the winter got so severe it required calling in the TV guys for a little extra help.
But the dangers of the 94,000 miles of blue waters are just a part of everyday life for Selvick and his crew. #great-lake-warriors-the-lethal-season" target="_blank">Full episodes of "Great Lake Warriors" can be seen online, direct from HISTORY.
Selvick owns Selvick Marine Towing in Sturgeon Bay and Calumet River Fleeting in Chicago.
"Great Lake Warriors" airs Thursday nights at 10 PM ET/9PM CT on HISTORY.