M/V Nassau Moonglow, a 72′ shrimper carrying freight and passengers to Harbour Island in the mid-1970s

MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Nassau Moon Glow
PAST NAMES: none known
DIMENSIONS: 72′ long, shrimper (fishing vessel) hull
CONSTRUCTION: believed to have been wooden
YEAR BUILT: not known – before 1973
BUILDER: not known
EARLY CAREER: not known, perhaps the fishing industry in the US Gulf or US East coast 
BAHAMAS CAREER: served Harbour Island and Spanish Wells Eleuthera in March 1975 when below article was written
CAPTAINS: not known
OWNERS: Spanish Wells Shipping Company, Spanish Wells Eleuthera

FATE: not known

The vessel and its owners appears in a governmental list of vessels up for re-licensing in the Nassau Tribune of Jan 31, 1973. 

An enigmatic details appears in the Utica, New York newspaper of 7 March 1975 (Travel section, titled, “Take Slow Mailboat to Bahama Out Isles.” It reads:

“For a first class cabin (take that with a grain of salt) on the M.V. Moonglow one can expect to pay $6 for the 60-mile ocean voyage to Harbour Island – one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas – with a stop-off at picturesque Spanish Wells.”