NOTES: These rare photos capture this rather unusual ship out of her element ferrying people and cars among the Danish archipelago in Europe, instead on the Andros run across the deep Tongue of the Ocean.
One anecdote that I have comes from the fall of 2009: I was working and living in the Grand Bahama Shipyard, a yachting facility in Freeport, and a Danish sailor off a yacht marveled to me that he recognized the car ferry that he used to ride to school in in Denmark 30 years before, laid up and rusting in the ship yard! I don’t believe it was the Lisa J. as this still had its Danish name on it, even on the life rings, also it was smaller than this vessel, however it illustrates the extraordinary versatility of these craft.
This photo of Lisa J. was taken by Capt. Calum Legett in Andros c.2000. The smaller boat “Lady Mango” is off her port bow.
This photo of Lisa J. was taken by Capt. Calum Legett in Andros c.2000. You can see cargo of cement blocks and bags of cement being, presumably, unloaded from the ship. I appears the man in the foreground is preparing the truck bed to load cement in it.
This seems like quite a historical and unique ship to take a voyage on!
This is the Lisa J. in Denmark in 1989 as the “Runden” with her name clearlky on the side. Photo c/o Finn Johannessen, http://www.faergelejet.dk/vis.php?id=872
If you look carefully at the funnel or stack you will see the same blue and white shield or crest on the ship in both Denmark and the Bahamas – some things don’t change…