Casino Pier at Lake of the Ozarks
Our Captains all hold a United States Coast Guard 100 ton or greater Masters license.
Captain J.L. StrangeHas held a 100 ton Masters License since 1965 He has done everything from major maintanence to piloting both the Captain Larry Don and the Commander since the early 1960's.
Captain Paul Schaeffer
Captain Schaeffer holds an issue 10 license, an indication of his many years of experience.
Captain Rick Bemis
Rick has held his Captain's License since 1985 Rick started at Casino Pier selling tickets. He also worked as night security before attaining his masters license. Interestingly, Rick is the grandson of the Tex and Mae Bemis who owned Casino Pier from 1955 through 1965.
Senior Deck HandTom Carver Tom is qualified to pilot both the Captain Larry Don and Commander in the event that the captain is incapacitated.