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Old 09-13-2010, 11:44 AM
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In the old days (1800's), prospective masters were going to come up throught he management ranks and decking was for lower class individuals who could only aspire to become a mate someday, at best. Captains were general managers and pilots got the boats from point A to point B, although a captain needed to know what his boat could and couldn't do. I remember when the DQ company wanted all masters to have pilot's licenses as well, and this caused quite a stir. It's all different now, I'm sure, in our more tolerant, but more regulated, society.
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