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Friday, 7 April 2017

The boats

Boats are ashore this time of year, high and dry since last fall prior to freeze-up of the bays and harbours around Prince Edward Island. They will soon be back in the water because lobster season starts next month.


The names of the boats have always fascinated me. There are those named after loved ones, like this beauty.


 


Or how about names of legend?


 


 


Some describe the process...


 


or the fisher's state of mind?


 


Whatever the name, the boats stand in wait, held in place by a simple but effective support system. 


 


They stand through the blizzards and high winds, supported with two-by-four, ropes and wedges.


 


                                

 


The exhaust pipe needed a hand.


 


And props to the barnacles!


 



32 comments:

  1. Very pretty photos and fun to see the names. Wishes for a nice weekend.

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    1. I am always interested in the names of boats, Mildred. I guess that comes with bieng an island girl.

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    1. A rubber glove has many uses, Debra.

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  3. They all look so much the same. I love this entry.

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    1. They are much the same but personalized with the name, Mage.

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  4. The exhaust wedge doesn't look all that stable - but must have been to survive the winter.
    Love those names.

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    1. They are very stable to have withstood our winds this year, EC.

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  5. That exhaust pipe hand is a hoot! Love all the fun names. :-)

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    1. You never know when a rubber glove will come in handy, Jan.

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  6. Pretty soon they'll all be back in the water.

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  7. Nice photo essay on boat bums!

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    1. Lol. I like that description, Shammickite.

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  8. It must be kind of fun to name a boat. My sister always names her cars and it always suits the car.

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    1. It must take a lot of thought to name a boat or a car, Danielle.

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  9. Things will change apace now. The forecast has us going up to 22° on Tuesday. Now, I do know that it won't last, but it will be nice.

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  10. we had a boat years ago and named it "double trouble" after our 2 sons!!! i was surprised to learn that you can name a boat anything you want, boats are not registered by name, so you don't have to check to see if someone else is already using the name!!! most boats around here are on cinder blocks for winter, i never got that or felt they were safe that way for winter!!

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    1. It is amazing how simple a system supports them through the storms and high winds, Debbie. Your boat had a great name.

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    1. On the edge is pretty good one too, HW.

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  12. Beautiful boats! I shall send a link to this post to our friends who lives in their boat (Yacht) for part of the year. I love posts like this! Wish I lived closer to the ocean. Those boats looks shiny and new. I imagine the owners take good care of them of course.

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  13. These are work boats, Angela, but they are taken care of...

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  14. Extremely interesting post, loved the different names on the boats, and how you shared their winter storage process too, loved the one that needed a "hand", too funny!

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    1. The boat names are always a curiosity to me, Andrea.

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  15. You're a story-teller in your own right, Marie. I love reading your "stories," especially ones like this I can relate to. I LOVE reading the names on boats! :)

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    1. There is always a surprise name waiting to be discovered, Ginnie.

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  16. I too am fascinated by the names of boats. I have recently been trying to find out the stories of the boats that were built here which has been so interesting. Sarah x

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    1. I haven't gone so far as you to find out the stories behind the names, Sarah. That would be really interesting though.

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