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Q) Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain

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Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist .

A. Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist.
B. Sailed out of New Orleans, two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, were the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma.
C. Sailed out of New Orleans, the steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, and John Jones.
D. The steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist and sailed out of New Orleans.
E. The owner and captain being two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, the steamboat Emma sailed out of New Orleans.
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Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist .

A. Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist. -- misplaced modifier
B. Sailed out of New Orleans, two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, were the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma. -- same as b
C. Sailed out of New Orleans, the steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, and John Jones. -- correct
D. The steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist and sailed out of New Orleans. -- misplaced modifier
E. The owner and captain being two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, the steamboat Emma sailed out of New Orleans. -- incorrect meaning interprets as the boat sailed by itself
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Q) Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain [#permalink]

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Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist .

A. Sailed out of New Orleans, the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma were two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist. -- misplaced modifier -- What sailed out of New Orleans? Not the owners, but the boat
B. Sailed out of New Orleans, two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, were the owner and captain of the steamboat Emma. -- same as b
C. Sailed out of New Orleans, the steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, and John Jones. -- correct
D. The steamboat Emma was owned and captained by two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist and sailed out of New Orleans. -- misplaced modifier --Who made their name, John or Sam?
E. The owners and captains being two established mariners, John Jones and Sam Smith, who would later make his name as a novelist, the steamboat Emma sailed out of New Orleans. -- incorrect meaning interprets as the boat sailed by itself
'Being' is rarely used on the GMAT, so something to watch for!

Great job underlining, I just wanted to add a few more errors into the mix.
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