1988 Johnson J Scow: $1795

This lovely boat has seen little or no use in the past 10 years and the owner says it’s time to find someone who will sail it! The boat in the pictures look red, but it is actually orange. Comes with trailer and one sail. There is paperwork on the boat and trailer. Boat is located in Iowa. Submit your info in the form below. More photos at this link. The J scow is a close cousin of the MC Scow.

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Scooty Puff Becomes Artemis

“We invoke the ancient Gods of the wind and sea to favor us with their blessing…”

Prag holds aloft the consecrating dram…

The incantation was read from notes with all the gravity that one might expect on the occasion of a boat re-plating.  This was serious business for Prag Katta, a new I20 skipper who beat out a horde of buyers vying for the rights to a 1987 Johnson I20 that has been chewing up the competition under the steady hand of outgoing skipper Jack Sheehan. Continue reading Scooty Puff Becomes Artemis

Home of Johnson Boatworks Demolished

Down she went. The building that housed the century-old Johnson Boat Works was flattened with hydraulic shovels in 2013 to make room for senior living on the shores of White Bear Lake Minnesota.  This might seem obscure to the casual reader, but here on the Potomac, it hits home.

The fleet of the Potomac includes six scows from Johnson Boat Works, in White Bear Lake Minnesota.  

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