M/V Capt. Gurth Dean Mailboat serving Berry Islands and Abaco

MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Capt. Gurth Dean
PAST NAMES: none known
DIMENSIONS: 500 tons, 600 dead weight tons (DWT) IMO # 9215610, Call sign C6V2046, local registration # NP 6282
CONSTRUCTION: built by Rodriguez Coden, Coden, Alabama, USA
YEAR BUILT: 1999 (Yard # 1836, keel laid May 31, launched Oct. 13th, delivered Nov. 10th)

EARLY CAREER: so far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas her entire 11-year career
BAHAMAS CAREER: serves Sandy Point, Abaco, Moore’s Island Abaco, Bullock’s Harbour etc. Berry Island, from Nassau
CAPTAINS: Captain John Dean
FATE: as of March 2014 laid up at Potter’s Cay, Nassau NP Bahamas for repairs/out of service
OWNERS: Captain Ernest Alexander Dean, Nassau, NP, Bahamas
NOTES: For more information a phone # listed is (242) 393-1064 I also found 242-396-0000 and 242 427 7625
 

“Capt. Gurth Dean loading freight” by Peter Pateman – an extraordinary photo, which is like a painting (I don’t know how he does it but he did the same for the “Current Pride” as well!

Source: http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/artists/290629856?view_mode=2

 
For a description of a voyage along the same route on the Capt. Gurth Dean’s predecessor the M/V Champion II, see previous blog entry at July 8, 2013:  
 
 
Per the most recent mailboat schedule this vessel departs Nassau on Tuesdays at 11 PM and is in Nassau on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to load. No mention of Marsh Harbour & Green Turtle Cay, Abaco.
 
According to a (probably dated) mailboat schedule online she serves Marsh Harbour & Green Turtle Cay Abaco as well (source: http://bahamas4u.com/bahamasmailboat.html)
 
Captain Gurth Dean Abaco
Marsh Harbour
Green Turtle Cay
Tuesdays 6:00 pm Fridays 6:00 pm 12 Hours $40.00
Captain Gurth Dean Abaco
Sandy Point
Moore’s Island
Bullocks Harbour
Berry Islands

 
 
A photo of the settlement of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island from the air
Source: The History of Moore’s Island, by Armani Ellis, http://www.abacoescape.com/Moores/Moores.html

 

Fridays 6:00 pm Sundays 8:00 am 7 Hours $45.00