Mailboats in the art & the popular imagination in the Bahamas

Here are three painted images of the mailboat in the popular imagination in the Bahamas.

1 – Mailboat CAPTAIN MB MAURA, with black hull and yellow stripe, as seen in the arrivals hall at Nassau’s international airport (Lyndon L. Pindling Airport).

2 – Mailboat / fishing vessel / retail vegetable store LADY MARGUERITE, possibly a play on the first independent Prime Minister’s wife, Lady Margerite Pindling, presently Governor General.

3 – A painting in the author’s home of a mailboat underway with passengers, etc. Artist unknown.

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