Did you know that a tramp freighter was so named for its itinerant travels and not the promiscuous nature of its sailors? Without a set itinerary, the tramper would sail between ports usually with a single cargo. While quite numerous from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, tramp freighters became obsolete as larger cargo vessels were required following WWII.
After reading the ship’s log, one could easily conclude that the S.S. Alyestone was indeed a tramp freighter, or perhaps the original love boat. The ship’s log provides a long list of doctor visits by various seamen for, shall we say, “personal reasons.” Not only can you discover this wonderful ship builder’s model at Mill House Antiques, but you can also find excerpts from the ship’s log. More than an ordinary experience.