Steamship Steamrolls Contest and Sinks All the Fun!
Well, if you’re no fun, don’t hold a fun contest and then take away all the fun.
The Steamship Authority steamrolled a seemingly light-hearted ferry-naming contest and people are PISSED.
The Snoring, Boring Authority settled on several submissions for the boats, but jettisoned anything to do with the blockbuster “Jaws“, the film that put Martha’s Vineyard on the map.
And the submissions were good!
Like “Bigger Boat.” And “Jaws”. “Chief Brody.” “Sam Quint”. Even “Amity” didn’t make the cut. The horror!
Even non-Jaws references got thrown back.
“Boatalicious” and “New Kid on the Dock” are my favorites.
I get why “Whitey Boatger” was tossed overboard.
And no one suggested “The Man From Nantucket”? AMATEURS!
The Steamship Authority requested ferry names that embody the “local flavor and/or maritime history” of Cape Cod and the Islands by Sept. 25, with a chance for someone to win one of two $250 SSA gift cards. That prize will cover a round trip ticket to the islands for your car, but plenty of tickets if you are walking or taking a bike.
The new boats will replace the M/V Gay Head and M/V Katama.
The Authority said it has received some 8,200 entries with over 9,200 name suggestions.
What a bunch of fun sponges!