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bal·last

ˈbaləst/

heavy material, such as gravel, sand, iron, or lead, placed low in a vessel to improve its stability 

 

pointe

point/

a French borrowing found in geographical names

 

Ballast Pointe Trading Company was chosen as the business name by the mother-daughter owners, one of whom resides near the coast and looks out onto the “point” where 1700s sailing ships were required to off-load their “ballast” stones prior to entering port.  The family had named their home “Ballastpointe” and felt it reflected the nostalgic, coastal connection desired for their home furnishings boutique.