Clean Water Education & Initiatives

Flotsam & Jetsam

In Spring 2022, Argonaut took over the operation of the Port of Cleveland’s debris harvesting vessels, Flotsam and Jetsam. Through a partnership/service agreement with the Port, Argonaut provides a Lead Captain to oversee the operations of the vessels and will provide adequate staffing.  This venture also provides an opportunity for students to work on the vessels through paid internships, allowing them to earn experience, sea time, and some spending money.

River Clean-Up

Argonaut is involved with various river clean-up initiatives focused on the Cuyahoga River, and makes use of a range of vessels including small power boats, our Marine Safety Vessel, M/V Surf, M/V Putzfrau, and the debris harvester vessels Flotsam and Jetsam.

Canalway Partners’ annual RiverSweep event in May is one of the bigger events we are involved in.  Argonaut partners with Canalways to coordinate the on-water portion of the clean-up, and provides on-water safety support with our marine safety vessel.

We also partner with North Coast Harbor to clean up the harbor, and organize smaller river clean-up events for groups of volunteers.