A ‘Dream Job’!
I’m going to be a Riverboat Pilot, maybe even the Captain!
I have my license….
when should I pick you up in my riverboat?
My girlfriend, Kim at Snug Harbor found these at an Estate Sale and she shared with me, and sent me ONE! (this is her pic of all three)
What a surprise to get a big package in the mail and find out she and I (and Chablis, too) are all Riverboat Pilots now! heehee!
The waters will never be safe again.
“Riverboat pilots, particularly on major rivers like the Mississippi, were the most respected people on a riverboat's bridge because their ability to "read" the river as it shifted its course from one minute to the next kept the riverboat from running into something that was going to, in their words, "kill" the boat. When a pilot took a riverboat down the Mississippi, say from Vicksburg to New Orleans, he would encounter a set of obstacles. Conditions on the river shifted so much, though, that when he reversed his course and went up the river, by that time he was presented with a whole new set of obstacles that he had to steer around.” source
I’m planning to hang it on the wall but I’m enjoying it on a bookshelf now.
Thanks Kim and Chablis!