Saw this in the news section at boatnerd.com and thought I would pass it along.
Lakes Pilots Association seeking new pilots
6/11 - Lakes Pilots Association, based in Port Huron, Mich., is seeking applications from those interested in employment as a U.S. Registered Pilot on foreign vessels in District 2 of the Great Lakes. Lakes Pilots provides pilotage service in all the waters and ports from Port Huron, MI to Buffalo, N.Y., excluding the Welland Canal. Applicants must hold a U.S. Master, Mate or Pilot license with at least 24 months licensed service or comparable experience on vessels or integrated tugs and tows, of 4,000 gross tons, or over, operating on the Great Lakes or Oceans. Those applicants qualifying with ocean service must have obtained at least six months of licensed service or comparable experience on the Great Lakes. A complete list of requirements may be found in CFR Title 46, Shipping, Part 401, Subpart B. Anyone interested must first apply to the Director of Great Lakes Pilotage in Washington, D.C. to determine eligibility.
Lakes Pilots for more information at (810) 941-5152 Lakes Pilots Association P.O. Box 610902 Port Huron, MI 48061 (810) 941-5152
Director of Great Lakes Pilotage US Coast Guard 2100 2nd St SW Washington, D.C. 20593-7580 (202) 372-1537