"He couldna see her bones, nor her his bow-legs," the mariner phrased it.
In common with other ancients they knew the principle of the mariner's compass.
Shall I appoint a mariner to be skipper of my vessel, or a landsman?
Upon the middle one are the lighthouses that warn the mariner.
There was no mariner who sailed the seas so insignificant as not to be hailed by Esther.