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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fuel Tanker, Great Gull

The fuel tanker, Great Gull, is here off-loading product. She is moored at the fuel dock in the Boat Basin. All of our auto gas and home heating oil comes to Nantucket via this vessel. I remember years ago all of our fuel was barged here towed by a tug. Every time you see the Great Gull here, you know the next day or so the price of fuel will go up.

Here are a few pictures I took late this afternoon of the Great Gull-





5 comments:

Jake said...

I guess 4.35 per gallon within days.....

Martie said...

Good thing our Summer here only lasts 6 or 8 weeks, eh?

jared said...

It kills me that when the fuel supply on ACK increases, the price does too!!!

Anonymous said...

A wee bit o' history if ya like - Formerly named the "Exxon Connecticut" that traversed Long Island Sound from the Bayway Refinery in Linden, NJ to various oil terminals to the north. I remember her when she was relatively, and quite possibly, brand new. Dutch built (I think)she had those innovative 360 degree drives. She had fine crews & and great cooks back then ('70's)and I shared many a fine cup of coffee with them. Was sad to see Exxon disband the Inland Waterways Fleet on the East Coast. But nice to see she's still serving.

Martie said...

Thanks for the history, cap.