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

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But the officers, and also the men, bought stocks of local produce whenever they touched land, in the markets or from the bumboats that flocked round the ships as soon as they dropped anchor.
The bumboats drew alongside with their tarbouched hucksters, lemonade, confectionary and oranges piled in their stern.
Just 15 years ago, this was a bustling harbor jammed with brightly painted bumboats. Today the boats are gone and the old shophouses fronting the quay are slated for restoration similar to Tanjong Pagar's.
Back in the 1800s, Sailors had to depend on "bumboats" that moored alongside their ships to get their personal items.
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.
Leaving the pier, boats thread their way through the throng of bumboats parked in the inner harbor.
Navy Exchanges have come a long way since the days when bumboats sold their wares to Sailors aboard Naval vessels in the 1800's.