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Old 11-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #41
Starside
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City: Washington, DC
Vessel Name: Starside
Vessel Model: 1930 Elco Marinette
Join Date: Oct 2014
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That's a good name esp if the original Heron have you joy & many years of fun.

I changed my boat's name - her last name was Red Herring which didn't suit me. Her original 1930 name was Aquillo which means North Wind.

I then stumbled on a Coast Guard list from 1930 of all the private vessels given to the war effort. There were many Elco's on the list, & they tracked the boats years after. Many didn't survive beyond the 40's but there was this one Elco that made it to the 70's, perhaps beyond. That was Starside & I fell in love w the name. Perfectly suited me as I work nightshift & am a amateur astronomer. :-)
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