M/V Delmar L. probably during her sea trials, considering pristine condition.
Photo courtesy of DeJong & Lebet Inc., http://www.dejongandlebet.com/011_delmar_l.htm
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Delmar L.
PAST NAMES: confused as the Captain Delmor in earlier research
DIMENSIONS: 82′ long, 24′ wide, 6.5′ deep, could carry 10 cars or 7 cars and 2 trailers, 350′ refrigerated cubic feet of space, powered by a single CM 8 V71 engine for 9.5 knots. Accommodation for a crew of 8.
YEAR BUILT: c.1970
BUILDER: St. Augustine Shipbuilding Corporation, St. Augustine Florida, to design by DeJong and Lebet, Inc.
EARLY CAREER: seems to have served the Bahamas its entire career, mostly in the 1970s
BAHAMAS CAREER: served South Andros (Kemp’s Bay, Bluff, Long Bay Cay, Driggs Hill, Congo Town) and US (Florida) ports from Nassau Bahamas
CAPTAINS: not known
OWNERS: not known
Delmar L. leaves Thursday at 10 pm and returns on Monday at 5 am. Sailing time is seven hours. The fare is $30. Kemp’s Bay, Bluff, Long Bay Cay, Driggs Hill, Congo Town