Who will guide the ship?

Centuries ago, before trains, automobiles, airplanes, tanks or other armored vehicles, ships took a major position in international trade, exploration and the security of a country. 

The choice of a captain who would guide the ship was not taken lightly. It took great skill in reading the sky to choose whether to venture out in the sea in a light storm or wait another day or two. The captain had to have the respect of the crew so they would follow his orders even if they did not agree with his decisions. At a time when some of the population believed the world was flat the captain had to have total respect from his crew to avoid mutiny when he decided to sail off in search of another route to a country or continent. In times of battle the crew had to have unswaying confidence in the captain’s decisions. 

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