Newspaper photograph of Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. sitting in the captain's chair aboard the "Winner Cruise Queen."
Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. (1970- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1988, and went on to Cape Fear Community College. He earned his 100-ton boating license at the age of 19. The Winner family is a 4th generation family of sea captains dating back to 1885. They have run charter fishing and cruise boats out of Carolina Beach for many years, starting with Carl Winner, who was the first captain to carry fishing charters out of Carolina Beach.
1989 September 8
Carolina Beach (N.C.); Charter boat fishing
Bill Reaves Family Files, Series II, "Winner Family" File
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Bill Reaves in 1999
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