Boat Model, Inland Lake Racing Scow, Minnezitka

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Description
This model represents a scow, or a type of sailboat used for racing on the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. A scow was a flat-bottomed boat with a blunt bow and a flat transom. This model represents a scow named Minnezitka built by John O. Johnson in 1900 for the Inland Lake Yachting Association. The Minnezitka was entered into the international Seawanhka Cup; although it was the fastest American boat, it was not chosen. The Minnezitka was a precursor to the Class A racing scow, at 38 feet long and 7½ feet wide. The model was given to the Smithsonian in 1959 by the boat builder, John O. Johnson of White Bear, Minnesota.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
United States: Minnesota
ID Number
TR.316086
catalog number
316086
accession number
224566
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. J. O. Johnson, Johnson Boat Works, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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