Wednesday, August 29, 2012


50 years ago this month, information that Soviet missiles were found to be in Cuba was released to the American public. Here is a pictorial history of our then President in a place that he is quoted as saying was his favorite place to be - VICTURA.

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
John F. Kennedy

Boat Make Wianno Senior
Boat LOA: 26 Feet
Boat Width: 8 Feet
Boat Weight: 3500 lb
Boat Material: Wood
Boat Builder: Crosby Yacht Yard in Osterville, MA
Boat Launched: 1932, Joseph P. Kennedy purchased it the same year as a 15th birthday present to his son John. It was President Kennedy's favorite boat.

 Dave Powers, a longtime friend of President Kennedy and founding curator of the Kennedy Library, wrote:
Victura was among the President's most prized possessions. A gift on his fifteenth birthday, he sailed it as a young man, Navy hero, Congressman, Senator, and finally as President. It was on the Victura that he began winning races at the age of 15, and on which he taught his wife Jacqueline how to sail. If the President wasn't sailing on Victura, he was thinking about it as evidenced by his many doodles of the sailboat. . . . When the President visited Hyannis Port, he was never happier than when he was at the helm of Victura.


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