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Old 06-16-2007, 12:26 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
 
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When Big Cap got to bellerin', the deck crew often, literally, ran into each other. As I had been working with Cap since I was 17 years old, I knew exactly what he meant through all the bluster; so I instructed the crew that he was talking directly to me, and I would interpret and they were to follow my commands. It always worked.

Captain Wagner was a joy to work for (most of the time), and I would rather be his Mate than the Master of any boat on my own. The Skipper had what might be called, natural leadership ability.
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