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As I post, Allie B steams eastwards 96 hours out of Boston bound for Gilbraltar and Romania.  One site I read recently refers to the type of information that follows as heritage;  other domains might call this previous lives or even aliases.   So, before carrying the Allie B name, the vessel bore these colors as Express Explorer.  Search “consort” and escort” on this blog to find other Express Marine boats.

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Identical lines, same steel, different colors . . . she was Janet Graham of Gulfcoast Transit Company.

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This was the original vessel–Gulf Inland’s Gulf Whale–launched in 1977 by Quality Equipment, Inc. of Houma, Louisiana.   Right here read vessel names and history of Gulf Inland Towing and other fleets subsumed with it under a different name today.

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So here’s my question:  if a crewman with perfect memory who worked on Gulf Whale in –say–1978 walked through Allie B today, what details of the vessel might appear unchanged after 32 years?  What components still remain from the original launch other than steel plate?

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