In his spare time, he became a licensed riverboat pilot.
Jim Bridger served as a riverboat pilot on the Powder River during the profitable mountain man expedition.
He worked mainly for newspapers and as a riverboat pilot before he became a writer.
Merwin's grandfather was a drunken, violent riverboat pilot on the Allegheny.
Twain himself worked as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi for a few years.
When the school first opened in 1926, a riverboat pilot (captain) was the school's mascot.
"Major" Meigs was an accomplished riverboat pilot.
There's a social worker, a riverboat pilot whose nickname is Hotfoot, and a preacher.
Twain, who worked as a riverboat pilot, is the literary figure most associated with the Mississippi.