boat&islandpoetry

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View of a business card for James H. Donaldson. Printed on front: “ James H. Donaldson, importing tailor. 96 Griswold Street, Detroit, Mich. E.A. Wright, Phila.” Pencil drawing of a sailboat on back with caption: “Mayflower, 1886.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
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AK-223 is a Project 1204 “Shmel” heavily-armoured riverine patrol boat, designed for patrol duties on rivers and lakes, vessels and boats combat sweep, artillery shooting assistance for ground forces; troops with with armament carrying during crossing and acting in river basins; largely unsuitable for open seas operations, but can be used for protecting harbors and acting littoral and shallow-water seas areas.