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S/Y Manitou
President Vacations in Maine. At the wheel of the US Coast Guard Yacht &quot;Manitou&quot;. Boothbay Harbor, ME. - NARA - 194210
President Kennedy at the helm of Manitou on August 12, 1962
Career
Namesake: Manitou Passage
Owner: James Lowe (1937–1955)
Coast Guard Academy (1955–1968)
Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship (1968–)
Builder: M. M. Davis & Sons
Launched: 1937
Identification: Call sign: WSV8851
USCG Doc. No.: 236528[1]
General characteristics
Length: 62 ft (19 m)
Beam: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Sail plan: Marconi-rigged yawl
Manitou is a 62-foot-long (19 m) sailing vessel previously used as a presidential yacht by United States president John F. Kennedy.[2][3] Manitou was built in 1937 by shipyard Davis & Sons in Solomons Island, Maryland. It was the 99th design by naval architects Sparkman & Stephens, who built many America's Cup sailing ships. It was later taken over by the United States Coast Guard in 1955[4] The boat took on the nickname: "Floating White House".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/webpls/cgv_pkg.vessel_id_list?vessel_id_in=236528. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. Fanta, J. Julius (1968). Sailing with President Kennedy: The White House Yachtsman. Sea Lore Pub. Co.. p. 98. 
  3. Meath, Jason Killian (August 2009). Hollywood on the Potomac. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 2. ISBN 9780738567556. http://books.google.com/books?id=9vILzL7J2H4C&pg=PA2. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. Collette, Matt (12 October 2008). "Kennedy 'floating White House,' carefully restored, is up for sale". p. B3. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/1572400241.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Oct+12%2C+2008&author=Matt+Collette&pub=Boston+Globe&desc=Kennedy+%60floating+White+House%2C'+carefully+restored%2C+is+up+for+sale&pqatl=google. 
  5. Fanta, J. Julius (1968). Sailing with President Kennedy: The White House Yachtsman. Sea Lore Pub. Co.. p. 16. 

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