Johnson Boat and Motor Company

Hubert S. Johnson Boat and Engine Work, Inc. photographs and promotional brochures, 1945–1964.
1 box (0.2 linear feet).
About Johnson Boat and Motor Company

The Hubert S. Johnson Boat and Motor Company was founded in 1912 by Hubert S. Johnson, son of boat builder Morton Johnson (1859-1930). Hubert opened his new boat yard next to his father’s yard, and in the following years Hubert’s boats were delivered around the world, including one to the King of Greece. Hubert died in 1949, and the company was carried on by his children until 1969.

About the collection

Photographs of the Hubert S. Johnson Boat and Engine Works, Inc. Photos show Lightning sailboats on the water and under construction in Johnson’s boat shop. There are also several photos of an owner picking up his new Lightning from the shop. Other items in the collection include: brochures for Lightning sailboats built by Hubert S. Johnson; an advertising pamphlet for the company; proofs for an advertisement; a postcard showing a Lightning sailboat,; a program of the Lightning Class Association’s 1951 regatta; clippings of an advertisement; and a clipping about the awarding of the Hubert S. Johnson trophy in 1951.

  • Sailboats–Design and construction
  • Boatbuilding–New Jersey
Types of material
  • Clippings
  • Photographs
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