The first boat in Under Armour founder Kevin Plank’s planned fleet of Baltimore water taxis is nearly ready for passengers. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun video)
The Baltimore Water Taxi will hold a pair of job fairs in two weeks to hire about 25 new deckhands, technicians and captains for the service, which is expanding and adding 10 redesigned vessels under the ownership of billionaire Under Armour founder Kevin Plank.
The job fairs will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at the Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street, and Saturday, April 29 at the Under Armour House at Fayette, 1100 East Fayette Street.
Plank's investment firm, Sagamore Ventures, purchased Harbor Boating, the water taxi firm, in August to grow the service and connect the Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry and other popular destinations to his planned $5.5 billion waterfront development in Port Covington.
"For more than 35 years, residents and visitors have taken the Baltimore Water Taxi across the Harbor to work, play and see all the sights the City has to offer," the job fair announcement said. "As its fleet expands, Baltimore Water Taxi is looking for new crew members to help continue its long tradition of service to the waterfront."