33' 1926 MODEL BABY GAR "Johnny Johnson IV"
Photos taken by Rob Chan at the Clayton Boat Show. Johnny Johnson IV was custom built by Gar Wood in 1926 for William Randolph Hearst (1863-1961). Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation’s largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Johnny Johnson IV was showcased at the 1926 (winter) New York City Boat Show for Hearst, and then delivered to his New York Estate the following spring. The 33-foot Baby Gar Wood is still powered by the original WWI V12 Liberty aircraft engine. The boat has been restored to her original glory for collector Lee Anderson, by Peter Breen of the Peter Breen Antique and Classic Boat Co. Ltd. http://www.muskokaregion.com/community-story/4479018-the-muskoka-connection/Read More