If I go cold-sixth-boro-turkey and don’t inhale the harbor air or take in the sights steaming in from all corners of the globe, I get jittery, feel constrained.

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There’s lots that fires up the imagination for me, but what really stokes my machinery is

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the names.  Following is a list of names I’ve seen on on East Coast US AIS the past few days  .  . . some in far-off places but what evocative names!!  I’m NOT talking yachts.  These are container ships, tankers, and bulk carriers.

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Red Lily, Angelic Power, Tango Sea, Atlantic Tramp, Silver Soul, Ivory Girl, Pink, Billion Trader, Romantic . . .    Wow!!  There’s nothing routine or lackluster or sinister about those.  Who in a company comes up with these?  I’d love to hear what “off the air” commentary gets expressed about these names.  What is the most memorable vessel name you’ve ever seen?

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