Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lady of Suisun ready to slip her moorings

By Ian Thompson DAILY REPUBLIC April 28, 2010 19:44

Nick Shields, captain of the Lady of Suisun, stands on one of the decks of the entertainment boat docked in Suisun City. Shields, a graduate of the California Maritime Academy, will pilot the boat on public cruises starting this Mother's Day. Photo by Brad Zweerink
SUISUN CITY - Nick Shields, captain of the Lady of Suisun, grew up around boats in Vallejo and now he gets to run one.

The 2009 California Maritime Academy graduate is behind the helm of Suisun City's latest entertainment boat both overseeing its cruises and sharpening people skills on endless questions from passengers.

Running a riverine entertainment boat was definitely not the first vessel he expected to be working on, but Shields said it's giving him the experience he needs 'in dealing with the people aspect.'

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