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Old 02-18-2008, 10:17 AM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
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When you really got under the BIG E's skin he would start spitting little bits of tobacco from his cigar out the side of his mouth and give you that cosmic death ray stare that could cut a steel stanchion in two. But Cap had a big heart, and he was as kind as he was stern.

I don't know if Cap was "grumpy", I reserve that distinction for a few pilots and a Chief Engineer, or two, that I knew. The most pleasant steam Chief I ever worked with was Kenny P. Howe, Jr.
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