It was pouring down rain as I drove into the parking lot of the Harbor Inn for my first date with Bill, captain of the dive boat Seeker. I bounced across the muddy potholed parking lot to meet him. At the end of the dock stood Bill in the pouring rain with his slicker on and the hood down. He was soaking wet, holding a bouquet of flowers for me. Captain, My Captain is the true story about our life together. It was wonderful and exciting life. The daily charters, his trips to the Andrea Doria, our trips to Block Island, Bill's discovery of a U-Boat off the coast of New Jersey. Every day was like an adventure with Bill. Then his demons began to creep in. His alcohol addiction began to take him from the things that he loved and those that loved him. Everyone's life, as mine, has been touched by alcohol. Everyone kws someone who has done battle with the demon in the bottle. It is a battle that can be lost. This is my story of what it is like to love an alcoholic. Some people have judged me, just by stories they have heard. No one kws what I have been through or what heartache I have felt. I am only one of millions who are left to struggle on and survive it.