A rare photo of the mailboat “Harley & Charley”, said to be taken at Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. Photo by renown Bahamian historian Dr. Gail Saunders, from her book “The Bahamas, A Family of Islands,” Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1988-2000, page 191.
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Harley & Charley
PAST NAMES: not known
DIMENSIONS: 91 tons, looks to be about 100+ feet log
CONSTRUCTION: not known whether of wood or steel
YEAR BUILT: not known
EARLY CAREER: in 1989 was serving Governor’s Harbour and Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, per Trevor Hamilton report (see Google Books, Project Document, Agricultural Services Marketing Component). So far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas since her construction
BAHAMAS CAREER: in the early 1980s the boat was proposed for South Andros Service (see: http://mtaintranet.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/6/6/15660628/mailboats.pdf)
CAPTAINS: not known
FATE: not known but no longer in service since at least the early 2000’s
OWNERS: not known
NOTES: none – this mail boat is quite enigmatic, does not show up on the international registry sites which the others show up on, does not have an IMO # etc.