The World Ship Society - Port of New York Branch is offering a replay of Tom Rinaldi's presentation on The Cruise of the Bou el Mogdad this Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern on Zoom. Click here to sign up.
Rinaldi dove into the history of the West African ship, which was built in 1950 to carry passengers, freight and mail on overnight voyages up and down the Senegal River and still makes weekly trips following just about the same route.
Based at the old colonial capital of Saint-Louis (now a UNESCO World Heritage City), the ship winds her way upriver along Senegal's border with Mauritania, stopping at old colonial trading posts where she's been a familiar sight for generations. Despite overwhelming odds, the Bou el Mogdad is still sailing today following a period of uncertainty during the pandemic.
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Photo courtesy of Tom Rinaldi.