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Old 09-07-2021, 02:32 AM   #1
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Finally moving again!

After a 22 month pause that was supposed to have been a 6 month pause, we are finally on the move again.

I am starting this thread in order to occasionally post marinas, locations and curiosities that moved me to take a picture along the way. It is not really my intent to create a travel-log or full-blown picture log.

The first pair of photos below is from the harbor at Saintes Maries de la Mer
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Old 09-07-2021, 06:39 AM   #2
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Will someone translate the above signs into English for me?
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If you look closely the middle paragraph of the top sign is in poor English. It pretty much explains things.
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I love that the travel lift is a contraption.
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If you look closely the middle paragraph of the top sign is in poor English. It pretty much explains things.
Ah got it. So unless your boat was in the water prior to the pandemic, there was no escape.
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After a 22 month pause that was supposed to have been a 6 month pause, we are finally on the move again.

I am starting this thread in order to occasionally post marinas, locations and curiosities that moved me to take a picture along the way. It is not really my intent to create a travel-log or full-blown picture log.

The first pair of photos below is from the harbor at Saintes Maries de la Mer
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Watching from afar (Covid lockdown)
Saintes Maries de la Mer- good place to splash, the sea should be quite blessed by now.
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I love that the travel lift is a contraption.
Yes - "Contraption" is why I posted this. Amusing name for the Travelift. But, I have been subsequently wondering what is the generic name -- in English -- for these contraptions? Travelift was/is the name of a company. I have no idea what this device is really called in English. Similar scenario to "Kleenex" = facial tissues; "Xerox" = photocopy; "Jacuzzi" = whirlpool tub, etc.
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How about for non-brand-name English, just 'boat lift'..?
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How about for non-brand-name English, just 'boat lift'..?
'boat lift that can travel'?
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I love that the travel lift is a contraption.
Me too!
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Ah got it. So unless your boat was in the water prior to the pandemic, there was no escape.
I don't think those signs have anything to do with Covid. They look to me like just your "Caution! Employees only! Because we are using dangerous equipment here" type of sign.

BTW, Scott: Great you are boating again! I look forward to your random dispatches.
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Yes - "Contraption" is why I posted this. Amusing name for the Travelift. But, I have been subsequently wondering what is the generic name -- in English -- for these contraptions? Travelift was/is the name of a company. I have no idea what this device is really called in English. Similar scenario to "Kleenex" = facial tissues; "Xerox" = photocopy; "Jacuzzi" = whirlpool tub, etc.
I've always heard them generically referred to as a travelift even if they're a different brand.
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But, I have been subsequently wondering what is the generic name -- in English -- for these contraptions? Travelift was/is the name of a company.
That's a great question. Got me wondering too. I found this history article if anyone is interested:

https://www.allatsea.net/marine-trav...hind-the-name/

Basically invented by a fellow in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, as winter was coming. Two tracks, some wheels, some ingenuity, et voilà.

I noticed a similar "Kleenex" type thing on the East Coast where the type of trailer that you can back into the water and hydraulically raise pads to capture a boat, then move the boat around the yard (or some of them can go on the highway), are "Brownells."
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Marseille - Old port. Pier-side attractions, in addition to a zillion restaurants, include a soap museum and not one, but three soap shops. Sounds mundane - but these soaps are pretty exotic. Marseille is still an important soap manufacturing center.
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That's a great question. Got me wondering too. I found this history article if anyone is interested:

https://www.allatsea.net/marine-trav...hind-the-name/

Basically invented by a fellow in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, as winter was coming. Two tracks, some wheels, some ingenuity, et voilà.
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Good link. That about covers it!
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I've always heard them generically referred to as a travelift even if they're a different brand.
As a kid, the first one of these I ever saw was at Shumway Marine in Rochester. And I remember reading the manufacturer's capacity label and noting it was made in Sturgeon Bay (because I had an uncle who lived in Sturgeon Bay).
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As a kid, the first one of these I ever saw was at Shumway Marine in Rochester. And I remember reading the manufacturer's capacity label and noting it was made in Sturgeon Bay (because I had an uncle who lived in Sturgeon Bay).
When we get back to Shumway in a few days after our current trip I'll bent to remember to look at the data plate on one of the lifts and see if they're still the same ones or at least from the same place.
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When we get back to Shumway in a few days after our current trip I'll bent to remember to look at the data plate on one of the lifts and see if they're still the same ones or at least from the same place.
That would have been ummm....1972 or thereabouts. I'm sure these things last a long time, if well maintained...but I'm not sure about that long ;-)
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That would have been ummm....1972 or thereabouts. I'm sure these things last a long time, if well maintained...but I'm not sure about that long ;-)
I think the lifts at Shumway look a bit newer than that. But the ones next door at Voyager sure don't!
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