Earlier this summer, more than 100 friends cheered as Friends of Casco Bay’s new pumpout boat was christened the Headmaster. Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell explained that the boat’s name was chosen from nearly 400 names entered in our boat-naming contest. Headmaster is a play on the word for a marine toilet (a “head”) and gives a nod to the educational and ambassadorial role of our pumpout service.
It seems a waste (ahem) not to acknowledge some of the other names suggested. Imagine encountering our pumpout boat on the Bay with one of these entries:
Hook, Line & Stinker
How Now Brown Scow
You might have been inspired to break into song if we had used:
Wasting Away (obviously submitted by a Jimmy Buffett fan)
Ain’t Too Proud to Pump
We Will Pump You (Think Queen.)
Pump the Magic Dragon
Pump & Circumstance
Or, we could have gone with the ever-popular, Pumpy McPumpface.
But this entry is for all those who suggested names for the newest member of our fleet: Tanks-a-Lot…“for keeping Casco Bay clean.”