My two children and I finally got a nice weekend to launch hull 816 this past Saturday.
The name of this boat is the Galega after the largest of the three ships Christopher Columbus used. There is some evdence that the Santa Maria was owned by a cartographer which came from Galatia in Europe. I thought it a bit presumptious to call my scow such a significant name so when I learned of the alternate title I was very happy. I like the fact that, as a practical Catholic who is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, I can declare my belief and honour the memory of our order’s namesake. I like the fact that the owner of that ship was a cartographer like myself and that my grandmother came from somewhat the same area.
Galega gets her first taste of water! My biggest concern of the day was that I could lift her on and off the boat trailor.
I’ll post more later but it is soo time for bead:-) :-) Good night all
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2