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screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-4-57-48-pmIn a world where the majority of paper mags are dead or on life support, the New Yorker remains an icon of smart journalism, commentary, and literature. With over a million subscribers, the New Yorker is perhaps best known for its sometimes funny, sometimes biting cartoons.
What many don’t know about the 91-year old publication is that many of those cartoons included cruising and racing yachts – something National Sailing Hall of Fame staffer Lee Tawney stumbled on years ago while doing some unrelated research.  Ever the creative soul, Tawney contacted the New Yorker, and eight years in,  the result is a new and permanent exhibit at the NSHOF in partnership with the New Yorker and Conde Nast archive.  See it in person if you find yourself stuck near Annapolis, or click here to check out the entire collection of 48 magazine covers, dating all the way back to the 1930s.