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Knot Usual Boat Names

Knot Usual Boat Names

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I’m a keen observer of boat names as we sail past or berth nearby, and I can’t help but group them together in my mind and then on the page. Last year was a season of the ladies, including Grace-Sea, Nan-Sea, Kari-Away, Mara-Time, and Joy Ride. I’m fairly positive there’s one relaxed woman who has […]

Fun with Boat Names

Fun with Boat Names

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  On one of our last cruises of the boating season, we passed Goodwives River with the smooth, rocky obstacle, Old Baldy, near its entrance. What great names! Thinking back on the boats I saw last summer, I’d say that vessels are sporting some good maritime monikers as well. Though Captain Whiskey, Captain Fantastic, and […]

The Name Game

The Name Game

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While my husband and I were motoring home in our sailboat from Shelter Island, we passed through Plum Gut and I wondered if there were many other guts around (that’s gut as in narrow passage of water — we know there are lots of the other kind). Since we had hours to go until the […]

Name, Name, Go Away

Name, Name, Go Away

   “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet . . .”   Billy Shakespeare may have been right about many things . . .  but not boats!   Imagine that you just bought a boat named Venus’ Guy Trap! from a woman, though you know this […]