And it might be interesting to get the inside view of the Titanic from the skipper.
After 48 hours at the helm, the skipper knew he needed to rest, so Lennon would have to steer for a while.
“We always say addiction is an equal opportunity affliction,” skipper said.
Scott carried on as skipper of the station, with its 10-hour work days, while assuming the added duty of concerned brother.
“The minute they blow, you can call the airline and pull them off flight status,” skipper said.
“Slipped them off, my lad, the moment we heard your voice,” answered the skipper.
As I mounted, our wagonmaster rode by me, busy as a skipper in a storm.
It was a most lovely still evening—the air—but hear the skipper.
Old Captain Hopkin's was master, and our present skipper was mate.
The skipper got the best bag, as he generally does on a calm day.
"captain or master of a ship," late 14c., from Middle Dutch scipper, from scip (see ship (n.)). Cf. English shipper, used from late 15c. to 17c. in sense "skipper." Transferred sense of "captain of a sporting team" is from 1830.
"one who skips," mid-15c., agent noun from skip (v.). As a type of butterfly, 1817, from its manner of flight.