M/V Marcella, the first of three vessels of this name in the Taylor Corporation of Nassau fleet. Note that she is built of wood and the derrick far forward.
Photo courtesy: Capt. Eddins Taylor, Potter’s Cay Nassau (photo taken of a photo on his wall)
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Marcella
PAST NAMES: not known
DIMENSIONS: 90′ long, cargo / passenger vessel.
YEAR BUILT: 1969
BUILDER: St. Augustine Florida shipwrights
EARLY CAREER: believed to be trading in Bahamas since it was launched, though verifying
BAHAMAS CAREER: served Mayaguana Island and North Andros
CAPTAINS: Capt. Nathaniel Bruce Taylor, Capt. Eddins Bruce Taylor
FATE: burned to the waterline in Salt Pond, Long Island, in late 1987 / early 1988 according to Capt. Eddins Taylor
OWNERS: The Taylor Corporation, Pirate’s Well Investments, Nassau and Mayaguana