Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

shiptease: Leiv Eiriksson

This game is inspired by Tugster-Punster of the “mysteries” “whatzits” and “ship-trip-teases.” So:

What ship? which shipyard?

THIS JUST IN!!! from our West Coast correspondent, the well-connected ODocker, reporter extraordinaire and trawler of the Fresno Bee, who shows us that even the media is reluctant to divulge the name of this great vessel:

  1. bowsprite said, on 2009/12/03 at 13:07
  2. this guess just in:

  3. Submitted on 2009/12/03 at 12:33pm
    “I know, but I qm not supposed to tell it….”

    –well, that’s DQ’d, because it came from the source of the photo.
    hint: where do ‘a’ and ‘q’ reverse on a keyboard?

  4. mystery guest said, on 2009/12/03 at 15:00 A q and an a reverse about everywhere in the world, provided you cqrry a lqptop qround. Hum.
  5. mystery guest said: “Queen Elisabeth II” ?

  6. Marc said, on 2009/12/03 at 15:16

    The answer can be found on http://www.theartofdredging.com ? What do I win ?

    • MC said, on 2009/12/03 at 16:29

      well! congratulations, Captain van de Velde!!! as our only contestant, giving a gallant 4 tries, let’s show you what we have behind berth number 3!! yes! it’s a new, shiny, 78,000 ton Hollywood-style Trailer Hopper Dredge! you’ll be the first one on your planet to rumble down the major shipping lanes in the latest, LARGEST dredging vessel in comfort and style as you take your new command to a no-expenses-expended trip to sunny FRESNO!

  7. tugster said, on 2009/12/03 at 16:32

    wait wait wait . . . it has to be queen paola! right? . . . or some explorer like ibn battuta . . . or wait . . maybe a guy with a big ship like zheng he? yeah that’s who. those are my three guesses.

    • MC said, on 2009/12/03 at 16:39

      OHhHH! I’m SOOOORRY. Well, Tugster…don’t feel bad, because we have for you a prize for being a good sport–yes, we do! a year’s supply of orange juice from sunny FRESNO! delivered right to you, along the seawall of the KVK.

      We’d like to thank our two contestants for playing, tune in next time for more exciting games ripped off Tugster, but not quite as successful as Tugster’s versions.

  8. Mage B said, on 2009/12/05 at 17:00

    …but is that orange juice Fresh?

    The ship. And here I had been thinking it a livestock hauler. There is a remarkable comparison.

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  1. Marc said, on 2009/12/20 at 13:45

    Did she actually wrote it´s a livestock carrier ? That kills me !

  2. Karmelo said, on 2010/04/27 at 06:39

    The name: “CRISTOBAL COLON” and her sister “LEIV EIRIKSSON” construcction numbers 332 and 334. The ship yard is “CONSTRUCCIONES NAVALES DEL NORTE LA NAVAL” on Sestao the north of Spain (Basque Country)


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