Great stories! We found namesfrom ships that Skipper's Patriot Pirate and US Navy ancestors sailed on, ST. JACQUES, CYANE, WAVE, PHOENIX, MADISON, ONKAHYE. Others just spring to mind, ZIP, CHIP, ZSA ZSA, SCOUT, SACAGAWEA, CLARK, WILLOW, and SMEDLEY. All the boats we restored got names too.
Here's MINI PEARL, Skipper and Capn Jack sailed the Chesapeake in her off Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA.