Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hanavan’s New York City Maritime History- J/24!

J/24 sailboat (New York, NY)- What can we learn about New York City and its waterfront from its boats? Waterwire is inviting those across the maritime world and beyond— historians, planners, artists, business people, and scientists to share their perspectives on New York City History in 10 Boats. The third installment comes from Frank Hanavan.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, artist Frank Hanavan moved to New York City in 1990 and has lived in Jersey City since 2001. That same year Frank began volunteering on the historic ships at the South Street Seaport Museum. Over time, he incorporated his love for ships into his art, building miniature ship models and painting seascapes. His History of New York in 10 Boats includes which J/Boat? The J/24, of course.

#10- The J/24 sloop, 1977
Returning to Stonington, Connecticut, the ubiquitous J/24 fiberglass sailboat was invented there in 1977 by Rodney Johnstone. Now, virtually every sailing school in New York uses this design. Add to Flipboard Magazine.