Master of Salt Water Enterprises

Boaty Campbell made a living on Mobile Bay mastering three professions — commercial fishing, boat building and fighting fires, as captain of the City of Mobile's fireboat, the Ramona Doyle.

Captain Boaty Campbell at his home at Point Clear, on Mobile Bay. Photo by Matthew Coughlin Boaty Campbell says he’s no good over the phone. Thirty years on a fire engine without a lick of hearing protection made sure of that. “When I take these hearing aids out,” he adds, “I…

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