Two generations of a family are represented here: Coral Queen is 87 years buoyant and still at work, all 188 feet of her getting home heating oil nearer to you. She’s the matriarch.


Kristin Poling, shown high and dry here, is 73. At 281 feet, she’s the most buoyant here, largest and most wayward. Yet she has no title like Regent or Grandmere.


Captain Log, a mere 32 years young and 59 feet long, wanders the harbor wondering when the growth spurt will happen, a mere pup in the oil products world. Maybe Cap Log was forced into the family business and really wanted a different specialty.


All photos by Will Van Dorp.