Boat Model, Inland Lake Racing Scow


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

Subject: Maritime


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. J. O. Johnson, Johnson Boat Works, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.316087Catalog Number: 316087Accession Number: 224566

Object Name: sloop, racingscow, racing, rigged modelOther Terms: sloop, racing; Maritime


Record Id: nmah_844062

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