[Public-List] derivation of "Wooshkeetaan"

J Bergquist jbergqui at gmail.com
Tue May 19 09:29:54 PDT 2009


That is an awesome story!

I hope you'll consider coming out for the Miles River Race this
saturday. It is one of the great races on the A30 schedule.

Sadly I won't be there as I am in Spokane, WA visiting grandparents.
But I hope y'all have fun!


On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 4:07 PM, John Scott <jcscott at cpsc.com> wrote:
> 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).
> John
> Wooshkeetaan #26
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