Admiral Joe Fowler had already retired when Walt Disney gave him a call for some help. DISNEYLAND was under construction and Walt needed someone to supervise the construction of the Mark Twain steamboat. Mr. Disney was so impressed by Admiral Fowler's management skills that he hired him as a full time construction manager. Joe Fowler's ability to get things done and on time earned him the nickname of "Mr. Can Do".
Mr. Fowler retired in 1978 and passed away in 1999. DISNEYLAND honored Mr. Fowler by naming the dock across from the Haunted Mansion after him.