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October 02, 2013


Photo: Jenny Brown aboard the Buena Vista Ferry
Jenny Brown aboard the Buena Vista Ferry
Jenny Brown

Captain Jenny

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When Jenny Brown was laid off from her job in Oregon, she was offered a job as a captain of a river ferry even though she had no experience in boats at all. Given a hard hat and training, she became captain of the Buena Vista Ferry over the Willamette River in Marion County.  She tells host Dick Gordon that the job has changed her completely and while it might not have been what she was looking for, she is happy she found it. The original version of this story aired May 17, 2012.

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