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  1. John F. Kennedy's beloved sailboat Victura back on display

    President John F. Kennedy's beloved sailboat back on display 02:38. BOSTON --The night before President Kennedy traveled to Dallas, he made a simple sketch inside a Houston hotel room.It may be ...

  2. VICTURA: THE KENNEDY SAILBOAT

    That's because it was Alfred Eisenstaedt taking the photo and John F. Kennedy wasn't on the boat. Eisenstaedt -- famous for taking that photo at the end of World War II of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. Of course, a few more years go by. Right after that last photo was taken, John F. Kennedy went to war and became famous as a war hero.

  3. Victura

    President John F. Kennedy's beloved sailboat Victura (Latin for "about to conquer") is a 25-foot Wianno Senior sloop purchased in 1932 as a 15th birthday gift from his parents. It is on the Victura that he taught his wife Jackie to sail and also where the Kennedy family enjoyed their love of sailing on Cape Cod.. John F. Kennedy was an avid sailor, having won many sailing events ...

  4. John F. Kennedy Final Sailboat Sketch

    Original vintage pencil sketch of a sailboat, drawn by Kennedy on an off-white 4 x 6 sheet of Rice Hotel stationery. Includes a typed note signed by Evelyn Lincoln, in full: "President John F. Kennedy arrived at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 1963, where he stayed for 3 1/2 hours.

  5. Manitou: John F Kennedy's Yacht, Restored and Racing

    John F Kennedy's Yacht Manitou was built at the MM Davis & Son yard in Solomons, Maryland, in 1937. She was conceived by James Lowe of Grand Rapids, who was so determined to win the Chicago Mac Race ... Classic Boat is the magazine for the world's most beautiful boats. Packed with stunning images, we have the inside stories of the great ...

  6. Yachting

    If there is a president who loved the sea and travelled it on many types of boats, it is John Fitzgerald Kennedy ... Light sport sailboat, fast torpedo boat, motor yacht, classic yawl... discover the boats of JFK, the President Skipper. Victura, a classic...

  7. JFK's Last Sailboat Sketch Heads to Auction

    A sketch of a boat, done by president John F. Kennedy the day before he was assassinated, is among some 200 JFK items on sale yesterday in an online auction. The pencil drawing, doodled on stationery from Houston's Rice Hotel, will fetch an estimated US$30,000 to US$40,000 (RM95,000 to RM127,000), said the RR Auction house,…

  8. An Inside Look at JFK's Presidential Yacht, "Honey Fitz ...

    The former presidential yacht, "Honey Fitz". With the 50 year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death upon us, it's only appropriate that we honor his legacy here on gCaptain by featuring a ...

  9. 1961: Handwritten notes on military issues; also sketch ...

    20 October 1961. Folder Description. This folder contains handwritten notes and doodles by John F. Kennedy that were collected by his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and consists of notes regarding military issues and doodles of sailboats.

  10. PDF Boats

    John F Kennedy is well known for being a Lieutenant on the Navy's PT-109 boat during World War II. He also loved sailing and owned many boats himself. Design your own boat During his lifetime, John F. Kennedy owned and sailed at least 10 boats. These range from Navy patrol boats to small sailboats all the way to his presidential yacht.

  11. John F. Kennedy sailboat sketch and doodles on a 1959 campaign program

    A John F. Kennedy campaign dinner programme, featuring his doodles and a sailboat sketch Dated October 2, 1959 John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) was the 35th President of the United States of America from 1961 until 1963 when he was tragically assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

  12. Victura

    CBS Evening News, "John F. Kennedy's Beloved Sailboat Back on Display," May 29, 2017, a report based largely on information from Victura. Historian Michael Beschloss writes about two president-sailors and James W. Graham's book Victura in his New York Times piece, "Sailing Was More Than Respite for Roosevelt and Kennedy," Sept. 13, 2015. Best Books of 2014

  13. Hands-on History: President Kennedy and the Sea

    Ages 10 and up. Download Instructions Watch Demonstration Video. John F. Kennedy had a lifelong love of the sea. He enjoyed sailing from a young age and even taught his siblings and wife, Jacqueline to sail on his own sailboat, the Victura. Explore President Kennedy's passion for the sea with hands-on nautical crafts.

  14. Patrol torpedo boat PT-109

    PT-109 was an 80-foot Elco PT boat (patrol torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant (junior grade) John F. Kennedy, future United States president, in the Solomon Islands campaign of the Pacific theater during World War II.Kennedy's actions in saving his surviving crew after PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer earned him several commendations and made him a war hero.

  15. JFK sailing

    In the trash, they found a simple pencil drawing of a sailboat that looked much like Victura, beating through the waves. The Kennedy family kept Victura and sailed her for almost 50 years. Today, Victura stands on the lawn of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, with her bow facing out to sea. A moving and fitting ...

  16. Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

    The day before he died President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas, taking a room freshly remodeled for their short stay. ... It was a simple pencil drawing of a little sailboat, beating through the waves. The summer before the 1960 election. From Victura, AP Photo, August 7, 1960.

  17. Cartoon of John F. Kennedy with Sailboat

    Physical Description pen and ink drawing of John F. Kennedy with sailboat, dates and words of tribute. Additional Details. Custodial History Note Item was a gift from a member of the general public to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy received by the Executive Office of the President after the death of President Kennedy in 1963, ...

  18. JFK's Sailboat Drawing, Done the Day Before His

    In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog) JFK's Sailboat Drawing, Done the Day Before His Assassination, Heads to Auction In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog) A small pencil sketch of a sailboat zipping along atop the waves that was drawn by president John F. Kennedy on...

  19. Jamie Wyeth

    View JOHN F. KENNEDY ON HIS SAILBOAT, THE VICTURA (1972) By Wyeth Jamie; Color lithograph; 33 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches ; Signed; Edition. Access more artwork lots and estimated & realized auction prices on MutualArt. ... Prints & Graphic Art Lot Performance. Performance vs. Estimate Average & Median Sold Lot Value 2019-2024 Sell-through Rate 2019 ...

  20. Sailing Was More Than Respite for Roosevelt and Kennedy

    At age 9, in 1891, Franklin D. Roosevelt was taken by his father, James, aboard his 51-foot sailboat Half Moon down the Hudson and then up the New England coast to the family's summer cottage in ...

  21. JFK: a president with a passion for boats

    The sailboat Victura, his lifelong companion. The first boat JFK helmed was a 22-foot Olympic sailing boat named Flash II. It was at her helm that the President learned the basics of sailing and went on to win several major American regattas. President JFK on his sailing ship Victura. John F. Kennedy's greatest love, however, was his second ...

  22. John Kennedy's Stunning Sailboat Is Still a Navigating Gem

    More than a boat, the Manitou sailing yacht is a true seafaring legend that continues to draw great interest and admiration at all the rallies and sailing competitions it attends. Images and videos from sixty years ago depict the Manitou yacht in August 1962, elegantly navigating the waters of Maine. But this wasn't just any old yacht, this boat belonged to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

  23. John F. Kennedy and PT-109

    John F. Kennedy joined the US Navy in 1941 and was stationed in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific during World War II. Commanding the Patrol Torpedo Craft (PT) PT-109, Lieutenant Kennedy and his crew participated in early Allied war campaigns. On August 2, 1943, PT 109 was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and the entire crew was thrown into the Pacific. After fifteen hours at ...

  24. John F. Kennedy International Airport will debut 18 public art

    John F. Kennedy International Airport will debut 18 public art commissions in Terminal 6, opening in 2026. Works from Barbara Kruger, Charles Gaines, and others will be on display in the terminal.