1933-1958Yankee, schooner and brigantine, made seven trips around the world from Rocky Neck.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Yankee, built in Holland in 1897, owned by Yankee Cruises, 1939. John C. Adams, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 17175
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Irving and Electa Johnson commanded the Yankee, which alternated between 18-month circumnavigations and 18 months of sailing trips on the Eastern Seaboard and sailed around the world seven times. Their first vessel, the schooner Yankee, made the voyage three times and was sold in 1941 before WWII. In 1946 the Johnsons purchased the German North Sea Pilot Boat, Duhnen. After a conversion to a brigantine, they resumed their sailing activities, in their new Yankee, completing four additional circumnavigations during the next eleven years.

“Irving and Electa Johnson Collection.” Collections & Research, 20 May 2016, https://research.mysticseaport.org/coll/coll240/.
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