What is in the Name?

We are named after the iguanas found on board Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The boat was purchased by founder Dave Lincoln and his young son wanted a name that mixed a character in his favorite book – a steamboat called L’il Toot, and his dad’s “personal friend in Cuba, Iggy the Iguana.”

They are resiliant creatures and generally quite harmless.

We are non-denominational, but you might see a small statute on board L’il Iggy.  There is a small shrine on the main drive of NS GTMO and another near the base chapel to Our Lady of Cobre.  She is a depiction of Mary venerated in particular by Cubans.  The story is that Cuban fisherman were at sea in a storm and she saved them.  While you need no particular religious belief, it is a small reminder of a country and base that had a big impact on the founder.

 

 

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