bumboat

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a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor

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In the afternoon the bumboat came off, laden with fresh provisions, and there was much checking and chaffering by the commissariat staff.
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.
But for the adventurous, bumboats offer an inexpensive way to explore a quartet of tiny islands few tourists get to see.
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.