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July 05, 2012



It was Ronald Reagan' state yacht when he was governor of California. It has portholes on the starboard side only because Reagan never wanted to see the left wing point of view.


It was made for a movie in which it was always moored against a dock so there was no need to put portholes in one side.


It was Marilyn Monroe's private yacht and she didn't want portholes on one side because she didn't want the paparazzi taking pictures of her making whoopee with JFK, RFK and Joe DiMaggio in the king bed in the port side owner's stateroom.


Can O Docker have another clue now. (I already have one of your T-shirts!)

Adam Turinas

Clue3: she carried many male passengers on a 1-way trip


Something to do with Alcatraz?


Or some kind of prison ferry. Cells on one side with no portholes?

Adam Turinas

Yes. Now why the portholes on one side only?


See comment above. Cells on one side.


I don't know why I'm doing this. I already have the T-shirt.

Adam Turinas

Nearly. It's so the prisoners could only see Alcatraz as they were ferried out there and not SF.

It's the MV Farallone.

Now what do you want to do with the T


Good history of the boat at


Great quiz. Run another one so someone else can win the T-shirt. Something I can't guess!


I hope you two caught up with each other up there....


No Baydog. Adam invited me down to see him in Newport on the 4th but I already had plans for that day.

o docker

The view to starboard wouldn't have been of Alcatraz, but - equally depressing - O Dock, which would have tormented them with the dismal prospect of endless boat maintenance, deck scrubbing, and bad puns.

timeshare get out

This is such a fun quiz. I am always on the port but sorry, I can't guess. Any more clues?


This is such a fun quiz, I'm always on the starboard but sorry, I have forgotten I already got the answer. Any more clues?

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