The tall ship Tole Mour docked at Rainbow Harbor, Shorline Village, Long Beach, Caliornia with the city of Long Beach in the background.
The tall ship SSV Tole Mour is owned and operated by the Catalina Island Marine Institute(CIMI)/Guided Discoveries. The SSV designates a "Sailing School Vessel," and this ship is currently operated as a floating classroom for teaching tall ship sailing, marine sciences and team building.
According to the CIMI website, the Tole Mour was custom built in the 1980s as a floating medical facility to serve the health needs of the outlying Marshall Islands. "Original configuration included medical, dental, and opthimalogical offices and a fully equipped, compact surgery. Oversized air-conditioning and water making equipment was a must; crew comfort was considered essential, as the vessel would serve long hauls of many months each in the tropics."
After the government decided to provide their own fleet of medical boats, the Tole Mour was used for a while...