Bumboat



a boat used in peddling provisions and small wares among vessels lying in port or offshore.
Historical Examples

A Gunner Aboard the “Yankee” Russell Doubleday

noun
any small boat used for ferrying supplies or goods for sale to a ship at anchor or at a mooring

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