The first scheduled trans-Atlantic packet service ran between New York and Liverpool 190 years ago, the Black Ball Line, marked by its flag: a black ball on a red field. I suppose the flag served as marketing at the dock. Here’s a twist on this even more conspicuous than a stack insignia. Can you guess the line for each of these vessels?
MOL Explorer runs for . . . MOL.
I don’t imagine they did hull painting –black ball on red field–back in 1817.
By the way, all fotos here by Will Van Dorp in October 2007.