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Old 09-16-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Nessmuk Returns to Indian Point after 130 years.

Nessmuk Returns to Indian Point after 130 years.

http://fiftyacresofbeachandwood.org/...ssmuk-returns/
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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Nessmuk,
An interesting writer,
He named his small canoe the "Sarry Gant because it never took a drink of water.
I have no idea of who Sarry Gant was.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:19 PM   #3
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Gamp
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for verifying my account of Sarry Gant.
Never took a drink of water.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #5
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Sairey Gamp was the spelling according to my edition of Martin Chuzzlewit (which I just read for the first time this summer).
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I still wonder why Sears chose the name Sairy Gamp...
Was it a fondness for the Dickens character? Or was it a tongue in cheek jab at Rushton?
I thought he loved that boat.
Does anyone here know??
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:57 PM   #7
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Here is a link to a relevant bit of a book. I think that he meant it as a compliment. Dickens' novels and the characters in them would have been more familiar to the general public then than they are today, I think, and while Mrs. Gamp was not an admirable character in herself he named the canoe after her based on her saying she "took no water" which would be a good thing in a canoe. Lord Peter Wimsey (a fictional character created by Dorothy Sayers) named his car Mrs. Merdle in a book written and set in the 1920s because Mrs. Merdle (a character in Little Dorrit) "couldn't abide a row" or words to that effect. Times have changed a bit since then.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:05 PM   #8
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Sarry Grant (Gant) was an alcholic, never took a drink of water.
Thus, he named his little canoe after her.
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