Puget Sound is the second-largest estuary in the country. It was formed around 15,000 years ago by a massive glacier moving south across the area. This glacier was over 3,412…
For thousands of years, we have gone to sea.
We have crafted vessels to carry us
and we have called them by name.
These ships will nurture
and care for us through perilous seas,
and so we affectionately call them “she.”
To them we toast, and ask to celebrate… KISMET.
To the Sailors of old… to KISMET
The moods of the sea are many, from tranquil to violent.
We ask that this ship be given the strength to carry on.
The keel is strong and she keeps out the pressures of the sea.
To the Sea…To the sailors of old… to the Sea!
Today we come to name this lady KISMET,
and send her to sea to be cared for,
and to care for the FAVORS family.
We ask the sailors of old
and the mood of God that is the sea
to accept KISMET as her name,
to help her through her passages,
and allow her to return with her crew safely.
To the sea…To the sailors before us… to KISMET.