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Comment: Go to the pilot's nest. He is usually there.

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Go to the pilot's nest. He is usually there.

If he is a US Navy veteran, he may well be the one drinking from the seemingly never washed coffee mug. Navy tradition, hear tell. I am oft referred to as captain. Though, fact is that I rose to the level of pilot. Pilot is not much about rank; but, a position. A mighty position.

    STEAMBOAT PILOT: When I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village on the west bank of the Mississippi River. That was, to be a steamboatman. We had transient ambitions of other sorts, but they were only transient. When a circus came and went, it left us all burning to become clowns; the first negro minstrel show that came to our section left us all suffering to try that kind of life; now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. These ambitions faded out, each in its turn; but the ambition to be a steamboatman always remained.
    - Life on the Mississippi

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul