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THE PEKING BATTLES CAPE HORN By Irving Johnson
THE PEKING BATTLES CAPE HORN By Irving Johnson
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: 1911 barque Peking Sail Ship
Sailing On: The Legacy of Irving & Exy Johnson
Sailing On: The Legacy of Irving & Exy Johnson
Published: 2015/03/21
Channel: Danielle Charbonneau
Kyrie Irving: "Baby Kevin Johnson" – The Starters
Kyrie Irving: "Baby Kevin Johnson" – The Starters
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: NBA
Ultimate Card Challenge || Part #1 / 2
Ultimate Card Challenge || Part #1 / 2
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Irving Johnson
Earvin Johnson - Showtime
Earvin Johnson - Showtime
Published: 2012/05/25
Channel: Dunkman827
[DAY 6/12] Don
[DAY 6/12] Don't Spoil Mario Odyssey Or You'll End Up Like He Did... *FT CND & IRVING JOHNSON*
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: Rachel Karalnik
Shipwreck Irving Johnson
Shipwreck Irving Johnson
Published: 2011/03/28
Channel: Robert Schwemmer
Racing Square Riggers-  Exy Johnson vs Irving Johnson
Racing Square Riggers- Exy Johnson vs Irving Johnson
Published: 2011/09/22
Channel: Volker Corell
E.J. Johnson Reveals 100+ Weight Loss on Good Day NY!
E.J. Johnson Reveals 100+ Weight Loss on Good Day NY!
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: Fox5NY
CAP HORNIER LE PEKING 1911   Irvin Johnson
CAP HORNIER LE PEKING 1911 Irvin Johnson
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Christian SANDON PIERRE
Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway!!!
Super Mario Odyssey Giveaway!!!
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Irving Johnson
1936 VOYAGE AROUND CAPE HORN BY SCHOONER WANDERBIRD  31014
1936 VOYAGE AROUND CAPE HORN BY SCHOONER WANDERBIRD 31014
Published: 2015/08/29
Channel: PeriscopeFilm
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson's Son -- Out with Boyfriend! | TMZ
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: TMZ
SV Irving Johnson sailing on a windy day
SV Irving Johnson sailing on a windy day
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: theTopsail
NYC Squad - Funny / Cringy Moment
NYC Squad - Funny / Cringy Moment's Compilation #1 / 2
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Irving Johnson
Bow Wow & Cedric The Entertainer Irving Magic Johnson Award Bet
Bow Wow & Cedric The Entertainer Irving Magic Johnson Award Bet
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: B.A.J. Fan
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson's Top 10 Assists
Published: 2009/08/13
Channel: NBA
Irving Johnson - Life Story Digital Film
Irving Johnson - Life Story Digital Film
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: lifestorynetfilms
LAMI Topsail Irving Johnson Afternoon Sail
LAMI Topsail Irving Johnson Afternoon Sail
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: El Porto Shark
The brigantine Irving Johnson
The brigantine Irving Johnson
Published: 2011/09/18
Channel: sailorpaulal
Tall Ship Irving Johnson, Los Angeles
Tall Ship Irving Johnson, Los Angeles
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: lamitopsail
Sailing onboard Irving Johnson tall ship
Sailing onboard Irving Johnson tall ship
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: theTopsail
Irving Johnson Grounding
Irving Johnson Grounding
Published: 2008/02/14
Channel: Bryson Syliboy
S/V Irving Johnson Summer Camp 2016
S/V Irving Johnson Summer Camp 2016
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: Randall Christian
Magic Johnson and Jalen Rose on Kyrie Irving
Magic Johnson and Jalen Rose on Kyrie Irving
Published: 2013/09/01
Channel: NBA VideoS
Irving Johnson III Timelapse Jackson Square
Irving Johnson III Timelapse Jackson Square
Published: 2013/10/12
Channel: Irving Johnson III
KPoLA:  Irving Johnson
KPoLA: Irving Johnson
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Port of Los Angeles
SV Irving Johnson sailing on a windy day (2)
SV Irving Johnson sailing on a windy day (2)
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: theTopsail
Good day for sailing on Irving Johnson Tall Ship
Good day for sailing on Irving Johnson Tall Ship
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: theTopsail
Sailing on the brigatine tall ship Irving Johnson - KE6RJ
Sailing on the brigatine tall ship Irving Johnson - KE6RJ
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Harry Hinz
LAMI TopSail Crew Training Aboard the Irving Johnson
LAMI TopSail Crew Training Aboard the Irving Johnson
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: El Porto Shark
Irving Johnson Interview for Rojas
Irving Johnson Interview for Rojas
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: T Jay
Things To Do! - Tall Ships Family Adventure Sails Irving Johnson
Things To Do! - Tall Ships Family Adventure Sails Irving Johnson
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: LA THIS WEEK
SV Irving Johnson on a Windy Day 3
SV Irving Johnson on a Windy Day 3
Published: 2015/12/08
Channel: theTopsail
Marvin Miller Brigantine Yankee Zale Aphrodite Sea Hunt Parry Irving Johnson 1959 Bikini Atoll
Marvin Miller Brigantine Yankee Zale Aphrodite Sea Hunt Parry Irving Johnson 1959 Bikini Atoll
Published: 2016/07/03
Channel: Mad 'Fanta' Max
Christmas Lights onboard Irving Johnson Tall Ship
Christmas Lights onboard Irving Johnson Tall Ship
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: theTopsail
Spirit of Dana Point and Irving Johnson
Spirit of Dana Point and Irving Johnson
Published: 2012/09/24
Channel: ACAhmann
Swim call off Irving Johnson
Swim call off Irving Johnson
Published: 2014/10/05
Channel: theTopsail
USS Iowa - Welcome to Los Angeles
USS Iowa - Welcome to Los Angeles
Published: 2012/06/11
Channel: Volker Corell
Peking Sail Ship leaves pier16@South Street Seaport NY 09-07-2016
Peking Sail Ship leaves pier16@South Street Seaport NY 09-07-2016
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: 1911 barque Peking Sail Ship
Swim Call Irving Johnson
Swim Call Irving Johnson
Published: 2014/10/05
Channel: theTopsail
Magic Johnson Top 32 Assists of Career
Magic Johnson Top 32 Assists of Career
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: NBA Reel
Johnson Irving Christmas 2008
Johnson Irving Christmas 2008
Published: 2009/01/08
Channel: jaymeeshelly
Happy 5AM - Irving
Happy 5AM - Irving 'Magic' Johnson
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Donato C
Last Voyage of the Brigantine Yankee (Part 1)
Last Voyage of the Brigantine Yankee (Part 1)
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: TomBell206
mmta440 -  AROUND  CAPE HORN   Parte Prima  21
mmta440 - AROUND CAPE HORN Parte Prima 21' 38" 30:8:2016
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: Ernani Andreatta
Vlogging on the Irving Johnson - March 10, 2014
Vlogging on the Irving Johnson - March 10, 2014
Published: 2014/03/17
Channel: lamitopsail
Meet Our Crew - Tall Ships Irving and Exy Johnson
Meet Our Crew - Tall Ships Irving and Exy Johnson
Published: 2015/07/08
Channel: lamitopsail
Around the world in a square rigged ship
Around the world in a square rigged ship
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Matthias Heddinga
Dan Walton Daily Vlogs 2013: February 28th (Irving Johnson
Dan Walton Daily Vlogs 2013: February 28th (Irving Johnson's Grandson)
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: Dan W
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Irving McClure Johnson (July 4, 1905 – January 2, 1991) was an American sail training pioneer, adventurer, lecturer, and author.

Johnson was born in Hadley, Massachusetts. Early home movies show him training for a life at sea, climbing a telephone pole in his backyard, and wrestling & Jiu Jitsu to prepare for the inevitable fights he believed would occur due to his reading the novels of Jack London and Joseph Conrad.

Sailing[edit]

Johnson became a professional sailor (joining the Merchant Marine in 1926) working summers as crew and captain of various yachts including the "Charmian" for Newcomb Carlton (President of Western Union.), which led to the opportunity to sail on the Peking. He was an amateur filmmaker and his footage on the barque Peking in 1929 would become the now famous film Around Cape Horn.

While serving as mate on board the Wanderbird, Johnson met (Harriet) Electa "Exy" Search whom he married in 1932. The Johnsons circumnavigated the world seven times on two vessels, both named Yankee, each trip with a new crew and each taking approximately 18 months. The first Yankee, bought in 1933, was a Dutch North Sea pilot schooner. [1] (Before becoming an actor, Sterling Hayden served as mate aboard the first Yankee.)[2] The second Yankee, bought in 1947, was a retired German North Sea pilot schooner which the Johnsons rerigged as a brigantine. [3] They then retired from circumnavigation and, in 1958-9, had the last Yankee built at Westhaven in Zaandam, the Netherlands. She was a steel ketch for sailing the inland waterways of Europe, designed by Irving Johnson and Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens. [4]

Many of the Johnsons' voyages have been documented in their own books and many articles and videos produced by the National Geographic Society and others throughout their sailing career. With an amateur crew, they traveled hundreds of thousands of miles 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 seven times.

World War II[edit]

Upon the urging of Bill Donovan, then head of the predecessor to the OSS, Johnson joined the U.S. Navy, and was at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack. His intimate knowledge of the South Pacific made him a natural choice to advise the Pacific Fleet on the tides, swells, currents, depths and shoals around the treacherous reefs and atolls of the South Seas. He was commissioned a Lieutenant Commander, and joined the USS Sumner, finishing the war as her commanding officer. On board they created and printed five-color charts, scouted out potential harbours for US Navy vessels, and conducted underwater demolition to improve the suitability of some of the harbours. Johnson also dove on recently sunken Japanese vessels, searching for classified Japanese documents. One success was a chart of the minefields surrounding Japanese harbors.

Ashore[edit]

Much like his colleague Alan Villiers, Johnson educated the public about the majestic age of sail throughout his life, personally narrating showings of Around Cape Horn on board the Peking, docked at South Street Seaport in New York City from 1974-2016 and working with Mystic Seaport and the Sea Education Association, serving as a trustee of both until his death in 1991.

The Los Angeles Maritime Institute has recently honored Irving and Exy by naming their twin brigantines for use in their award winning Topsail Youth program after them.

The doyenne of modern sail training, Exy Johnson personally oversaw the christening ceremonies of the vessels whose construction she was instrumental in until her death in 2004.

Former crew members of their voyages include actor Sterling Hayden and Dr. Christopher B. Sheldon. Dr. Sheldon's experience on board the ill-fated brigantine Albatross 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Captain and Mrs. Irving Johnson (1936). Westward Bound in the Schooner Yankee. W.W.Norton, New York. 
  2. ^ Hayden, Sterling. Wanderer. New York: W.W. Norton 1958
  3. ^ Irving and Electa Johnson (1949). Yankee's Wander World. W.W.Norton, New York. 
  4. ^ Irving and Electa Johnson (1962). Yankee Sails Across Europe. W.W.Norton, New York. p. 12. 

Books[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • Irving Johnson; Across the Atlantic in the "Shamrock V" (Yachting, January 1931)
  • Irving Johnson; Discovering Islands (Yachting, February 1935)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Westward Bound in the Yankee (National Geographic Magazine, January 1942)
  • Irving Johnson; Goodbye Pacific, Hello Maine (Yachting, November 1945)
  • Irving Johnson; Adventures with the Survey Navy (National Geographic Magazine, January 1947)
  • Irving Johnson; England to Gloucester (Yachting, May 1948)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; The Yankee's Wander World (National Geographic Magazine, January 1949)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson. Yankee Roams the Orient (National Geographic Magazine, March 1951)
  • 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 Johnson; Getting Unstuck (Yachting, January 1968)
  • Irving and Electa Johnson; Yankee Sails Turkey's History-Haunted Coast (National Geographic Magazine, December 1969)
  • Electa Johnson; Yankee Cruises Inland Italy: Part I (Yachting, July 1973)
  • Electa Johnson; Yankee Cruises Inland Italy: Part II (Yachting, August 1973)

Films[edit]

  • 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 16 mm footage shot by Irving Johnson, 1929)
  • Unfurling the World: The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson (Mystic Seaport, 2012)


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