Boat Model, Inland Lake Racing Scow

Description
This model represents a scow, a sailboat used for racing on the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This type of scow was used for racing on lakes and rivers, and could occasionally reach up to 28 miles per hour. A scow has a flat vertical transom, usually with a blunt bow (although this example has a sharp bow). The model represents a Class A racing scow about 37 feet long and 8 feet wide. It was given to the Smithsonian in 1959 by boat builder John O. Johnson of White Bear Lake, MN.
Location
Currently not on view
ID Number
TR.316087
catalog number
316087
accession number
224566
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. J. O. Johnson, Johnson Boat Works, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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