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ST/V (Sailing Training Vessel) Irving Johnson is named in honor of sail training pioneer Irving Johnson, whose world travels aboard the ketch Yankee were featured in many National Geographic Society articles and television specials. Distinguished by a blue stripe along her side, Irving Johnson is a duplicate to sister ship ST/V Exy Johnson. Irving was completed about two months prior to Exy and was first to unfurl her sails and head for the open ocean in January, 2003.
ST/V Exy Johnson is named in honor of Irving Johnson's wife and travel companion. Identified by a red stripe along her side, Exy Johnson was completed and entered service with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute in April, 2003.
Exy is currently on a series of local sail training trips as her crew prepare for a busy summer in the TopSail Youth Program.
About the Twin Brigantines
(July, 2007) I've just come across a scan of a photo Jan Schreckengost took of the entire construction crew. It's a large photo (236KB) so give it a minute to pop up. Enjoy!
On July 26, 2003, the Twin Brigantines were taken out for their first photo session together, under full sail. See them here.
On April 11th SS/V Exy Johnson was completed and unfurled her sails off the Southern California coast.
Join us for her January "Builder's Sea Trial" as Irving Johnson sails for the first time.
port visits: irving johnson
On her maiden voyage, Irving visited Morro Bay and Monterrey. More details are in Events.
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