John F Kennedy

Sailing Was Faithful Companion to Kennedy Family

The Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea, chronicles the Kennedy family's deep connection to a sailboat and sailing.

Campaign Is Launched: Nearly 200, But None of President’s Clan, Attend Silva Affair

Although old hat in many localities, the political fund raising event for local office is a rarity on the Island, and nearly two hundred people attended the one held by Foster L. Silva on Labor Day at Chappaquiddick Beach Club.
The buffet dinner was held “in honor of the President of the United States” and to raise money for Mr. Silva’s campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for the county’s Representative in the General Court.

President Visit Still Possibility

He is scheduled to Visit the Cape This Weekend
The possibility of President Kennedy’s attending the dinner being given in his honor at the Chappaquiddick Beach Club Labor Day was still left open last night.
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Like Bugs to a Bulb Vacationers Rally to the Lure of Caroline, Jackie and the President

For a few minutes on Sunday afternoon, the Vineyard seemed supremely apathetic to a visit by the President of the United States. But that was because his arrival was unheralded, and when word got out that the cabin cruiser which had tied up at Edgartown carried a boatload of Kennedys - starring Caroline toward the bow - pandemonium broke loose around the harbor.
The day had been chilly and overcast, so only a handful of fishermen were dangling lines from the twon wharf.

President Kennedy Slept in Room L at Ocean View, and This Is How It Happened, Rep. Sylvia Recalls

President Kennedy Slept in Room L at Ocean View, and This Is How It Happened, Rep. Sylvia Recalls.
The Visit of young Jack Kennedy to Martha’s Vineyard as a young yachtsman in the summer of 1941 hasn’t been forgotten. The adventures of the future President and his brother began before they reached the scene of the regatta at Edgartown.

She Never Dreamed He’d Be President, Hostess of Young Jack Kennedy on Edgartown Visit Declares

“I never dreamed that boy would be President,” Mrs. Norah Fuller said on Saturday. And probably he didn’t either. She was recalling the time when “President Kennedy slept here” in her Main street, Edgartown, home.
“He looked thin and tired,” she re­membered of the summer regatta weekend—just what year she can’t pin down—when he showed up look­ing for a room, “and he was sort of bent”. This apparently refers to the famous back trouble, aggravated by Lieutenant Kennedy’s war-time ex­periences in the South Pacific when he was in command of the ill-fated PT-109. Mrs.

The President, Jackie and Caroline Drop Over from the Cape to Chappy

President Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy and Caroline dropped over from Hyannisport Sunday afternoon for an interlude of informal recreation afloat and in the water of Edgartown harbor off the Chappaquiddick beach. Thus came true both the wish and the prediction uttered so often on the Vineyard this summer that the President would surely appear - though the manner of his coming was a complete surprise.
The President’s party arrived in the now-famous Marlin, picked up the J.P. Marquands, whose summer home is on Chappaquiddick, and anchored in everyday fashion off the beach.