In the article, he said “Seafarers do not think of their vessels simply as floating objects that provide transportation. They give them names as though they are people to reflect the intimate and complex relationship they experience.” For those who have ever been aboard Falls of Clyde and felt her mana, this is easy to understand. Vessels of any age can generate thoughts of what people over the ages have experienced at sea. As an island state, Hawai`i relies heavily on the vessels coming in and out of our harbors and have done so from the time of vessels like Hokule`a through the long era of sailing ships like Falls of Clyde to the modern vessels of today like Matson’s RJ Pfeiffer. Think of all the bonding that has gone over the entire period of maritime history in Hawai`i.