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Laurent Sauvie displeased with misspelled legacy

 
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Stacey Wenger



Joined: 21 Jun 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Laurent Sauvie displeased with misspelled legacy Reply with quote

Most references I see on i-windsurf (including the wind observation map) call that big island at the confluence of the Willamette and the Columbia “Sauvies” Island.
Now, I don’t know who has the final say on these sorts of things, but the US Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, USGS TopoZone, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Post Office, Map Quest, Sauvieisland .org, Sauvie Island Elementary School, Sauvie Island Volunteer Fire Department, AND Monsieur Laurent Sauvie (the French Canadian Hudson Bay Company employee for whom the island was named) all agree that it is really Sauvie (no “s” at the end) Island.
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wcbiii



Joined: 01 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that it is "Sauvie's" island, as in possessive, slanging it up. I have also heard it called "Sauvie's Choice", like the movie. Much like the hatch, the event sight, the marina, doug's beach, the wall, the grain tower, the cove, etc are slang terms for specific sights that have more specific and "governmental" names.

I think Laurent may be pleased that we call it his island.
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jesusjones



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stacey, how do you know he is displeased?
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jeffjkkraemer



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is displeased because the sensor out there is 2 hours late! Laughing
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