M/V Current Pride photo essay April 2015

Please see the blog entry “M/V Current Pride” dated 8 July 2013 for more details on this vessel.

MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Current Pride
YEAR BUILT: not known
EARLY CAREER: Nassau, Upper & Lower Bogue, The Bluff, Current Island, North Eleuthera, and Gregory Town, James Cistern and Hatchet Bay / Alice Town in South Eleuthera, back to Nassau.

CAPTAINS: According to the schedule her master is Captain Patrick Neilly.
FATE: not known – not in most ship indexes referenced
NOTES: Service to Eleuthera Settlements: Current Island, Hatchet Bay, The Bluff, James Cistern Departs Nassau: Thursday Time of Departure: 7am Day/Time of Return: Tuesday 11am Frequency: Once a week Sailing Time: 5 hours Fares: $30 

The comparatively diminutive size of the vessel becomes clear when you visit her in person.

Old timers pass the time in her passenger area.

The wooden planking of her hull are clearly visible in this photo, despite a high level of maintenance. I believe that the Current Pride is the last of the wooden mailboats plying the trade presently.