Re: The boat with no name

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Posted by Jon on August 21, 2015 at 05:46:35 user Jon.

In Reply to: The boat with no name posted by Magnus Smith on August 21, 2015 at 23:36:17:

It continues to be nameless throughout the series. Perhaps Ransome didn't believe that houseboats should be named; witness the reference to the one in Falmouth, where, as Susan recounted:

The butcher and the baker used to call there, just as if it was a house. They used to come to the shore and shout ‘Houseboat ahoy!’ and then the man or the woman used to row ashore to buy meat and bread from them.
Alternatively, by the very scarcity of houseboats in the stories the need for a more precise identification didn't arise. Even Grizzled Skipper was a reference to a specific boat in a local class.

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