Ships Nostalgia - View Single Post - Approaching Buenos Aires docks in 1905
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Old 5th March 2019, 20:32
oceanmariner oceanmariner is offline  
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Don't know about Buenos Aires but I come from a maritime family that goes back before steam. Freighters in most foreign ports and smaller western ports docked on their own. Before there were many regulations on pilots and tug assist, owners didn't want to pay for tugs and the captain was under some pressure over expenses. Usually less pay or lower return for the voyage.
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