Castaway Calico Will Soon Have Name

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Thanks to more than 3,000 votes, the cat who washed up on Governor’s Island last month will soon have a name!

You may remember the story about the mystery cat who appeared, seaweed-covered, on the shore of Governor’s Island.  A worker found her after a weekend of intense storms and the speculation is she either swam or floated on a piece of debris from New Jersey or another part of New York.

Despite efforts at locating her owner, no one has stepped forward to claim the calico gal. In the meantime, the staff at Governor’s Island was asking for suggestions, via their blog, for a name for the kitty. They’ve narrowed the choices to five finalists:

  • Ginger or Mary Ann (Gilligan’s Island references)
  • Molly Brown (as in The Unsinkable)
  • Buttermilk (Buttermilk Channel separates Governor’s Island from Brooklyn)
  • Salty (for obvious reasons)

What do you think? You can cast your vote on the Governor’s Island blog this week. The staff hopes to make a decision at the end of the week.

If no one soon claims the cat as their own, Ginger/Mary Ann/Molly Brown/Buttermilk will greet guests when the season opens at Governor’s Island on May 28th.

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  1. What’s the fifth name in the narrowed-down list? Governess could also be called Nanny.

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