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Thread #71965   Message #1237113
Posted By: Charley Noble
30-Jul-04 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Song Challenge: Ship in Limbo!
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Ship in Limbo!

Lovely grist for the shanty mill!

The ship's still there, the newspapers report this morning, anchored in Portland Harbor off old Fort Gorges. The people who are really getting restless are those awaiting their shipment of liquor and other essentials. There are tanks of base vodka aboard awaiting further processing by White Rocks Distelleries, in addition to the bottles of scotch. A Jotel stove manufacturing company in Portland is running out of parts and aboard the Shamrock are 13 trailer-sized containers stuffed with stove parts and stoves. There are also containers aboard stuffed with frozen seafood: fish, shrimp and snow crabs.

However, shipping agent John Hudson reports that morale for the 13 sailors stuck aboard the Shamrock is still good!

Charley Noble