View from the Porch - Issue 116
We have ranted from time to time about the use of corn ethanol in fuel for a couple of reasons: one is the bad things it does to marine engines and fiberglass fuel tanks, and the other is that its economies are questionable.
Sticking with good old Merriam-Webster, we find that both derive from the French “salon.” Both can refer to public rooms or living rooms ashore, but Merriam-Webster online lists only saloon with any nautical meaning.
Long-time MBH&H Contributing Editor Peter Bass is a freelance writer and raconteur who divides his time between porches in Maine and Virginia. Click here to read other articles by Peter Bass » To submit your comments... newsy tidbits, photos, illustrations, clippings, rants, and raves for possible use in this column, use the form below. Or mail to “View From the Porch,” P.O. Box 566, Rockland, ME 04841 or fax to 207-593-0026. Items may be edited for length and clarity; materials become the property of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc.