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Great Lakes sailing jobs explored as post-high-school alternative by MLive.com

MUSKEGON, MI – When one door closes, another one opens.

That’s the case for North Muskegon senior Christian Berends, who wanted nothing more than to enlist in the U.S. Navy after high school, but was turned away due to his poor eyesight.

Instead of giving up on his dream to travel the world and the open waters, Berends found a new path.

Berends and close to 70 other students from Grand Haven, Muskegon Heights Academy and other area¬†schools attended the Maritime Career Day Wednesday at the Mart Dock on 560 Mart St. in Muskegon. The Mart Dock, Port City Marine Services, Andrie Inc., Muskegon County and the city of Muskegon sponsored the event.¬† Read more…