Names 10 is OK, but Names 9 has more staying power, taps into classical thoughts.

If I came up behind a vessel with this name, my non-existent Greek would not let me know that

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the name is Zim (that part is easy) New York!  Remember, double click to enlarge an image.

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Here’s an attractive bulk carrier with a great name that

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again . . . from  the stern I’d not recognize.  Time to start studying Greek.  And I thought– besides Greeks–only budding North American theologians would benefit from.

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The name here is straight forward, but some mind-changing or dissembling seems afoot with the port of registry.

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Check out the comment Rick Old Salt did recently relative to PCTC design on Kennebec Captain’s post here.

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I know this fleet borrows names from operas, but I’m not sure I’d be happy to sail the seven seas in vessel whose name stems from a libertine who seduces only to move on and on and on . . . .

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and on.  Looks like the rolicking rakish RORO above took a blow to the portside cheek . . . or is that a poorly-pencilled-in moustachio?

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Then there’s avid fisherfolk given to cliches. . . I’m mean . . . here’s a place to paint   πόρνη  (Greek or some other relatively arcane script) at least to keep folks wondering.

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The bathroom signage here is at least novel . . .  at least I’d never seen it before.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.