Decription of the boat 

  • Length: 62 feet overall (44 feet on water line). Beam: 13 feet. Draft: 9 feet.
  • Power: gasoline engine (7-8 knots).
  • Equipment: radio direction finder, fathometer, radio telephone.
  • Accommodations: icebox, propane stove, usable fireplace, head forward, and head admidships. Sleeps 3 crew forward, 4 in main cabin and the main stateroom aft sleeps 2.
  • Marconi rigged yawl.
  • Requires at least 3 experiened hands to sail her and another 2 or 3 to handle the sails and gear.
  • In addition to regular working sails, has a complete set of racing sails.
  • Designed for off-shore sailing with quite comfortable accommodations.
  • Donated in 1955 to the Coast Guard Academy.
  • Built in 1947 by M. M. Davis and Son in Solomans, Maryland for the James Lowes of Chicago.
  • Named after Manitou Passage in Lake Michigan. "Manitou" means "Spirit of the Water."
  • Chosen by President Kennedy in 1962: "floating White House."
  • Sold by government (Defense Surplus Sales Office) on May 23, 1968 to the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship at Piney Point, Maryland for $35,000. Used for training for Merchant Marine.