The farther back I go the different variations in the spellings, there are more than half a dozen ways of spelling the Catling name. I am not sure of the origins. I do know that it is a rare long surgical knife according to the Encyclopedia. In the naval realm a Catling is a strong rope used to lash the anchor to a spar at the bow of ship, when the order let go the anchor is given a boatswain chops the rope and the anchor drops free. There is a road in Braybrant Lake, Saskatchewan that bears the name of Catling as it is named after my father. He lived there for some time building houses for the first nations. He became well know and liked and so in a sign of respect they name the main entrance to the town after him.

Don Catling

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