WHAT’S IN the name

Canal Boat - - Me & My Boats -

Sir­ius is a lovely, sturdy boat which quickly be­came a much-loved fam­ily mem­ber, says Brid­get Yates. The name in Greek means glow­ing, bright and through­out his­tory this star’s glo­ri­ous mag­ni­tude in the night sky has made her beloved of both farm­ers, sig­ni­fy­ing the start of the dog days of sum­mer, and sailors for its re­li­a­bil­ity in nav­i­ga­tion. The cou­ple were en­joy­ing lunch on one oc­ca­sion when they be­came aware of the sound of laugh­ter from the bank. A passer-by was help­less with laugh­ter as he stared at their boat and de­clared: “Sir­ius! You can­not be Sir­ius.” Brid­get reck­ons John McEn­roe has a lot to an­swer for.

Why not drop us a line to tell us how your boat was named? Email: edi­tor@canal­boat.co.uk Write: Canal­Boat Mag­a­zine, Ar­chant Spe­cial­ist, Evo­lu­tion House, 2-6 Easthamp­stead Rd, Wok­ing­ham RG40 2EG

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