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    Re: Naming Ships
    From: Larry Wade
    Date: 2003 Jan 23, 22:30 -0500

    I agree!

    One would refer to “the schooner BLUENOSE” when referring to a vessel type and name, but when speaking or referring to the vessel directly it would simply be BLUENOSE.

    We frequently refer to our training ship as “the training ship STATE OF MAINE” but when speaking we simply refer to STATE OF MAINE.  Actually we often say TSSOM  which worked well for us until Great Lakes Maritime got a training ship and named it STATE OF MICHIGAN, which meant she was also TSSOM…SO now we have TSSOMe and TSSOMi.  Are you now totally confused? 

    Here’s another twist.  During our cruise of 1998 we journeyed to Iceland, Estonia, Russia and Germany.  We ventured North of Iceland enroute to the Skagaratt specifically to enable us to confer the title of BLUENOSE on our crew.  (Crossed the Arctic Circle and became members of the ORDER OF THE TOP OF THE WORLD)

    Maine Maritime Academy is also home of the Arctic Schooner BOWDOIN.  Bowdoin was built in 1921 by Admiral Macmillan expressly for explorations to the North!   http://209.222.220.16/mma/Bowdoin/TheArcticSchooner.htm   TAKE A LOOK!   Also http://bell.mma.edu/~ship/

     

     

    Best regards

    Captain Larry Wade

    Master, T.S. STATE OF MAINE

    Maine Maritime Academy

    Castine Maine USA

     

     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] On Behalf Of Robert Eno
    Sent:
    Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:02 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Naming Ships

     

    I would like to throw out a question for the nautical minded masters out there.

     

    I am having a "discussion" regarding the naming convention for ships. I contend that a ship's name is never preceded by "the".  In otherwords, Nova Scotia's famous schooner "Bluenose" would not be referred to as "the Bluenose" but simply "Bluenose"

     

    Comments anyone?

     

    Robert Eno

       
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