Valiant and I took the motorcycle (Silver Ghost) over to the shipping yard. After getting bounced around to about four different offices, we got the news. The shipping crate had not arrived at the yard yet. So Valiant and I got some chicken and rice for lunch and went back to the boat. At 2pm I was back at the yard, and there was the refrigerator. After shooting to three different offices and paying $5 it was mine. This is the first place where we are not taxed terribly if we disclose we are shipping something in.
The only problem was that the refrigerator weighed 300 lbs. and since it was Easter weekend they were going to close early for a 3 day weekend! The people in the yard were super friendly and agreed to deliver the refrigerator to a nearby quay. (No bribes required, and no begging!).
We loaded it using the boom lift halyard, and cruiser buddy, and about six 'tough' dock workers who were happy to help. A great experience all around!