John G. Alden and His Yacht Designs
John Alden, yacht designer and broker, master sail-trimmer and ocean-racing skipper, small-boat enthusiast, shrewd judge of competence in boat or man. Born, 1884. Worked for B.B. Crowninshield, 1902-1908, learning firsthand the design and abialities of the Gloucester fishing schooner. Began his own business in 1908; retired 46 years later.