Photo of the Legend in cargo operations in the Bahamas, by bloggers Dave & Carol of New Horizon at http://intoanewhorizon.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Legend II
PAST NAMES: was M/V Legend when built in Sept. 2006
DIMENSIONS: 180 feet long, 38 feet wide, Ro-Pax, or roll-on/roll-off passengers, Ro-Ro style, also described as Lo-Lo, Load-on, Load-off, flagged to Panama (was Bahamas flagged), 545 metric tons cargo carrying capacity, 3 X Caterpillar engines, 1,200 HP, 11 knots, can carry 14 X 20′ TEU containers,
BUILDER: Rodriguez Coden, Coden, Alabama, USA
YEAR BUILT: Sept. 2006
EARLY CAREER: appears to have been plying its trade under Bahamas flag in Bahamas since launched
CAPTAINS: not known
OWNERS: Dean Shipping Company Limited, Nassau, Bahamas – most likely an offshoot of the Capt. Ernest Dean family which has owned dozens of vessels in the Bahamas since the 1940’s.
FATE: still in service April 2015 but for sale (see below)
Listed as serving West Palm Beach, Florida and Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay Abaco as well as Spanish Wells Eleuthera, Nassau, and Great Harbour Cay Berry Islands.
Phone: (242) 367-2653, (242) 394-0245, Fax: (242) 367 5642,
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.deanshipping.com
This is one of the few mailboat firms which publishes its schedule online, as follows:
INTERNATIONAL CARGO SERVICE
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
TAKING FREIGHT MONDAY – FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
SAILING MONDAYS @ 4PM FROM WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
DISCHARGING CARGO: TUESDAY 9AM IN GREEN TURTLE CAY & 3PM MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
DISCHARGING CARGO: WEDNESDAY 9AM IN SPANISH WELLS, N. ELEUTHERA & ROYAL ISLAND
DISCHARGING CARGO: THURSDAY @ 9am IN NASSAU (ARAWAK CAY) FOR NASSAU & LONG ISLAND
DISCHARGING CARGO: FRIDAY @ 9AM IN GREAT HARRBOUR CAY & SATURDAY @ 9AM IN NASSAU (WESTERN END POTTER’S CAY DOCK)
There is a wonderful blog about taking the Legend from the US to Abaco, by Carol and Dave who own the trawler “New Horizon”, at http://intoanewhorizon.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html
The wheelhouse, where everyone is welcome.
The mail, here comprising a small portion of the cargo.