bumboat


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bumboat

[′bəm‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat on which a hoist has been installed for operating dredge lines and handling anchors.
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PALM AND CALM: One of Pulau Ubin's tranquil beaches SKY'S THE LIMIT: Singapore's gleaming skyscrapers CROSSING TO PARADISE: Bob aboard the bumboat over to Pulau Ubin NO CHICKENING OUT: Tucking in to local fare GREEN SKIES: Bob high up in a treetop walk RIGHT ON RATTAN: Store on bustling Arab Street QUIET SIDE OF SINGAPORE: Visit a city temple
The bumboats drew alongside with their tarbouched hucksters, lemonade, confectionary and oranges piled in their stern.
With painted eyes to see the way, a gasping one-lung diesel engine, and wooden plank seats, the broad-beamed bumboat is the workhorse of Singapore's harbor.
PHOTO : Sturdy, unglamorous bumboat cruises past Singapore's Pulau Seking, a small island with a
The current Navy leadership, and its vast attending squadron of contractor bumboats, will respond by furiously puffing the Dragon, warning that the fleet described here would not be adequate for war with China.
Just 15 years ago, this was a bustling harbor jammed with brightly painted bumboats.
NEXs have come a long way since the days when bumboats sold their wares to Sailors aboard Naval vessels in the V %DFN W to depend on these unreliable boats to get their personal items while aboard ship.
Navy Exchanges have come a long way since the days when bumboats sold their wares to Sailors aboard Naval vessels in the 1800's.
Leaving the pier, boats thread their way through the throng of bumboats parked in the inner harbor.
As an alternate to bumboats, many Navy ships operated canteens so that the money spent by the crew members stayed on the boat to improve the quality of the food served by the general mess.