|Docent Reference Desk|
Posted April 29, 2016
Photo of John F. Kennedy and brother Ted rigging Victura in Hyannis Port, 1946
(JFK is 29 and Ted is 14)
Photo of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier aboard Victura, taken for Life Magazine the summer before their wedding in 1953.
According to Dave Powers, President Kennedy’s aide:
“If the President wasn’t sailing on Victura, he was thinking about it as evidenced by his many doodles of the sailboat. Even during his toughest crises like the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy’s doodles reflect his love of Victura and the sea…When the President visited Hyannis Port, he was never happier than when he was at the helm of Victura, sailing with family and friends.”