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8 was here. In the foto below, note the name in raised metal.
This “colander” bow of tanker Dispatch (ex-Texaco 147, Richmond, Nepco Dispatch) was taken in August 2011. Dispatch was one of three identical ( I suppose) tankers built by Texas Steamship in Bath, Maine, in 1919. Texaco 147 sank off Cape Ann in February 1957, and has therefore weathered underwater and differently. Click here to see a recent foto of Texaco 145 aka Chelsea.
As the sixth boro holds its tugboat race this weekend, Cape Ann has its schooner race. Wish I could be in two places at once! And speaking of the tugboat races, see who has really caught the illustration bug and might be another “sketchy” spectator! Bravo!