Thursday, March 29, 2018
Old Johnson Sea Horse Outboard Motor
This is an oldie but goodie. It was found in Cross Creek in the barn/garage of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the famous author of "The Yearling," a novel that received international acclaim way back in the late 1930s (1938). It was made into a movie in 1946 starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman (the first wife of Ronnie Reagan).
I don't expect that there are very many of these old motors around anymore and it's doubtful that this one works, but it's an icon of my childhood. I motored around many lakes in Minnesota in boats powered by Johnson Sea Horse outboard motors.
A few years ago I posted some photos of Ms. Rawling's home, and I intend to post a few more in the days ahead.