[Public-List] derivation of "Wooshkeetaan"

John Scott jcscott at cpsc.com
Mon May 18 13:07:51 PDT 2009

In response to Roger's question about the derivation of Wooshkeetaan,  
on my mother's side my family is Tlingit Indian (from Southeast  
Alaska).  Our family clan is Killer Whale (Keet), and I've used that  
name on a crab skiff we have.  So when looking for a name for our A-30  
we thought we'd look again to our Tlingit heritage.  Wooshkeetaan is a  
Tlingit name for Shark and also a clan name.  As to how it fits on the  
transom, I'll put in a plug for Chesapeake boat letterer  
extraordinaire (and Wooshkeetaan crew member), Renny Johnson, of  
Claiborne, MD.  His work looks great (he told me that two sets of  
double vowels is good luck, so I thought I'd really be in good shape  
with three).

Wooshkeetaan #26

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