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.
Scow Fleet Captain Jack Sheehan won the 2019 PRSA fall scow racing series and Scow Race Director Stew Harris won the spring series. The two scow sailors got their names on a plaque at the annual Potomac River Sailing Association soiree, Nov. 15 at the Heavy Seas in Arlington.
The PRSA also awarded Sheehan and Harris with the Nabeel Alsalem Award for fleet development. The scow fleet has grown to six I20s, one M scow and one MC Scow.