Since my very first post, I’ve revealed my interest in a) Alice and b) her bulbous bow. Alas, my hankering for more contact with Alice goes unrequited, an ennobling exercise in longsuffering. My interest in bow diversity, however, grows.



Jane A. Bouchard‘s bow, rubber cushioned, is dictated by its function.



High Peace‘s bulbous bow typifies what has been incorporated into larger ship design for nearly a century. Read this and this about bulbous rostrums,



…not to suggest for an instant that rubber and bulbous bows were intended for full frontal contact. And never to confuse a bulbous with a ramming bow.



Places to go…. Peace and respect.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.