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Irving McClure Johnson (July 4, 1905 - 1991). Born in Hadley, Massachusetts, United States. Johnson was an author, adventurer and sail training pioneer. irving and exy johnson, 1973 File links The following pages link to this file: Irving Johnson ... Kaskalot at the 2004 Bristol Harbour festival in England. ... The twin brigantines Irving and Exy Johnson are the flagships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institutes (LAMI) TopSail Youth program, a non-profit organization created as a character building organization to help at risk youth prepare for life through the discipline and teamwork required to safely handle a tall... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... From its modern interpretations to its antecedents when maritime nations would send young naval officer candidates to sea (e. ...


Early home movies shows an impressionable young Johnson training for a life at sea climbing telephone poles in his backyard and tells of wrestling to prepare for the inevitable fights he perceived would occur after reading the novels of Joseph Conrad. Sunset at sea Look up Sea on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Look up maritime on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 – August 3, 1924) was a naturalized British novelist of Polish origin. ...


Johnson would work small boats near his home during the summers and join the Merchant Marine in 1926 serving on board various steamers and freighters. An amateur filmaker, his footage on the barque Peking in 1929 would produce the now famous film Around Cape Horn. 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Steamer can refer to a Steamboat or Steamship or a Soft-shell Clam or mussel (generally cooked by steaming) Any of a number of cooking appliances and cooking utensils that cook by steaming, such as a rice cooker. ... Cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship that carries goods and materials from one port to another. ... In the 18th century, the British Royal Navy used the term Bark for a nondescript vessel which did not fit any of its usual categories. ... A beautiful four masted barque of the Flying P-Line, the Peking was one of the last generation of windjammers used in the nitrate and grain trade around the often treacherous Cape Horn. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Serving as mate onboard the Wanderbird, Johnson would meet his future wife, mate and life long partner. Marrying Electa "Exy" Johnson (née Search) in 1933, the Johnsons would circumnavigate the world on board two different boats both named Yankee, each trip with a new crew of boys and girls armed only with a sense of adventure and curiosity. For 25 years beginning in the late 1930's, Irving and Exy did what was thought impossible, and lived a life now legendary. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth, is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. ... The World in plate carrée projection The World In English, world is rooted in a compound of the obsolete words were, man, and eld, age; thus, its oldest meaning is age or life of man. Its primary modern meaning is the planet Earth, especially when capitalized: the World. ...


Many of the Johnsons' voyages have been documented through their many articles, books and videos produced by National Geographic and others throughout their sailing career. With an amateur crew, they traveled hundreds of thousands of miles through the Panama Canal to the islands of the South Pacific, ports of call in Southeast Asia, around the Cape of Good Hope and home to Gloucester without incident 18 months later not once, but seven times over. The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... A canal tug making its way down to the Caribbean end of the canal waits to be joined by a ship in the uppermost chamber of the Gatun Locks. ... This article deals with the military command/theatre known as the South West Pacific Area. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... 1888 Map of the Cape of Good Hope The expression Cape of Good Hope is used in two senses (1) sensu stricto it is a wild and rocky headland in South Africa, on the southern fringe of the Cape Peninsula, some thirty kilometres south of Cape Town (2) sensu lato... This article is about Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA; there are other places called Gloucester Seal of Gloucester, MA Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...


In Pearl Harbor on that fateful day in 1941, Johnson would be called into service like many of his contemporaries to serve in World War II, his innate knowledge of the South Pacific making him a natural choice in advising the Pacific Fleet the intricacies of various tides, swells, currents, depths and shoals around the treacherous reefs and atolls of the South Seas. Combatants United States of America Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel (USN) Walter Short (USA) Chuichi Nagumo (IJN) Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 planes 6 aircraft carriers, 2 battleships, 3 cruisers, 9 destroyers, 8 tankers, 23 fleet submarines, 5 midget submarines, 441... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... This article deals with the military command/theatre known as the South West Pacific Area. ... The United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT) is part of the US Navy. ... The tide is the regular rising and falling of the oceans surface caused by changes in gravitational forces external to the Earth. ... A current is a movement or flow of fluids, especially water in a river or ocean. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... A reef surrounding an islet. ... Fanning Atoll (Tabuaeran) is a typical, small to moderate-sized atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. ...


Much as his colleague Alan Villiers, Johnson would continue to educate the public of the majestic age of sail throughout his life, personally narrating showings of Around Cape Horn onboard the Peking, now docked at South Street Seaport in New York City and working with Mystic Seaport, serving as a Trustee at both organizations until his death in 1991. Captain Alan John Murray Villiers (1903-1982); Author, Adventurer, Photographer and Master Mariner. ... A view of the South Street Seaport in New York with the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... Mystic Seaport is a maritime museum in Mystic, Connecticut. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Los Angeles Maritime Institute have recently honored Irving and Exy by naming their twin brigantines for use with their award winning Topsail Youth program after them. The twin brigantines Irving and Exy Johnson are the flagships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institutes (LAMI) TopSail Youth program, a non-profit organization created as a character building organization to help at risk youth prepare for life through the discipline and teamwork required to safely handle a tall... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ...


The doyenne of modern sail training, Exy Johnson would personally oversee the christening ceremonies of the vessels she was instrumental in constructing prior to her death in 2004. This article needs to be wikified. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Former crew members of their voyages include actor Sterling Hayden and Dr. Christopher Sheldon. Dr. Sheldon's experience onboard the ill-fated brigantine Albatros served as the basis for the movie White Squall (1996). Capt. Johnson also mentored yachtsman Jim Stoll, who became one of the directors of the Flint School. Sterling Hayden (March 26, 1916 - May 23, 1986) was an American actor. ... Albatross was a schooner (2m). ... The Flint School was a preparatory school founded by educators George and Betty Stoll. ...

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Books

  • Irving Johnson; Round the Horn in a Square Rigger (Milton Bradley, 1932) (reprinted as The Peking Battles Cape Horn (Sea History Press, 1977 ISBN 0930248023)
  • Irving Johnson; Shamrock V's Wild Voyage Home (Milton Bradley, 1933)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Westward bound in the schooner Yankee (Norton, 1936)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Sailing to see; picture cruise in the schooner Yankee (Norton, 1939)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee's wander world; circling the globe in the brigantine Yankee (Norton, 1949)
  • Irving Johnson, Electa Johnson and Lydis Edes; Yankee's people and places (Norton, 1955)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee sails across Europe (Norton, 1962)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee sails the Nile (Norton, 1966)

Articles

  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Westward Bound in the Yankee (National Geographic Magazine, January 1942)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; The Yankee's Wander-world (National Geographic Magazine, January 1949)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; South Seas Incredible Land Divers (National Geographic Magazine, January 1955)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; The New Yankee (Yachts and Yachting, October 10, 1958)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Lost World of the Galapagos (National Geographic Magazine, May 1959)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; New Guinea to Bali in Yankee (National Geographic Magazine, December 1959)
  • Irving Johnson; The Ketch Yankee (Yachting, August 1960)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Inside Europe Aboard Yankee (National Geographic Magazine, August 1964)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee Cruises the Storied Nile (National Geographic Magazine, May 1965)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee Sails Turkey's History-Haunted Coast (National Geographic Magazine, December 1969)

Films

  • Yankee Sails Across Europe (National Geographic Society, 1967)
  • Voyage of the Brigantine Yankee (National Geographic Society, 1968)
  • Irving Johnson: High Seas Adventurer (National Geographic Society, 1985)
  • Around Cape Horn (Mystic Seaport, 1985)(from original 16mm footage shot by Irving Johnson, 1929)

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Irving Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (709 words)
Johnson was an author, adventurer and sail training pioneer.
Johnson would work small boats near his home during the summers and join the Merchant Marine in 1926 serving on board various steamers and freighters.
The doyenne of modern sail training, Exy Johnson would personally oversee the christening ceremonies of the vessels she was instrumental in constructing prior to her death in 2004.
Irving Johnson (Tall ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (712 words)
The twin brigantines Irving and Exy Johnson are the flagships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute's (LAMI) TopSail Youth program, a non-profit organization created as a character building organization to help at risk youth prepare for life through the discipline and teamwork required to safely handle a tall ship.
Over the course of the next two years, the project evolved as a living history project open to the public to view and witness as the hulls were framed out with American White oak and fastened with bronze.
Launched on 27 April 2002, they were proclaimed as the "Official Tall Ship Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles" by Mayor James Hahn and witnessed by Exy Johnson herself before motoring out to a fitting out berth where the interiors were finished and completed as their masts stepped, rigged and sails bent on.
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