Naming my Skiff America

Naming a boat is a hard thing to do.  You can come up with a lot of different names, but many don’t seem to fit in the end.  You need to live with a few different names in your mind and over time see how they settle out.  It’s almost as if the boat needs to name itself.  I’ve been brooding over several names over the last several months and up until tonight, I hadn’t made a decision.  Until now that is.  I think I’ve finally settled on a name that’s both fitting and inspiring for this graceful wooden vessel.

So, what is it?  What is it?

Let’s have a drum roll first…(official drum roll please)

The name which I’ve settled on for my Skiff America is:

Northern Cross

The Northern Cross is considered the backbone of the Milky Way Galaxy.  It’s officially known as Cygnus the Swan and forms a large cross in the Northern Hemisphere.  The name inspires me by anchoring the night sky throughout the entire year in the Northern hemisphere.  A ever present reminder that Skiff America can take care of me through multiple seasons and multiple waterways.  Her visual grace ever present before my eyes.

So there you have it:  Northern Cross.  She’ll receive an official christening in March of 2017 at Lake Havasu in Arizona.  I’ve got lots to do between now and then.

What have you named your boat and why?

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