Why a ship is a She?
A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle around her;
There is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays;
It takes a lot of paint to keep her good-looking;
It is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep;
She can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly;
And without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable.
She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys.
If you are insulted about this…don’t be. Sometimes life is too serious and we just need a laugh to lighten thing up.
Stay tuned for our story next week about my favorite ship in the Toronto Harbour.