John F. Kennedy's boat, other items for auction

- Now is your chance to own a piece of presidential history. A boat that once belonged to President John F. Kennedy is going up for auction in New York City.

Guernsey's will be auctioning off the boat and many other items that once belonged to the 35th president next week. But Fox 5 got a sneak peek in Central Park.

Guernsey's president Arlan Ettinger said the speedboat was very special to the Kennedy family. Joe Kennedy, president Kennedy's father, won the boat at a church raffle.

Also for sale is a bomber jacket fit for a president. Ettinger said Kennedy wore a jacket exactly like it for much of his adult like that it practically fell apart. Shortly before his death, he ordered a replacement, which is now up for auction.

A used bag for golf balls with the name "Jack Kennedy" is also available. Kennedy was a golfer in the late 1930s and into the 1940s, and would use this shag bag to carry extra balls.

For a comfortable place to sit, you have a choice of two rocking chairs where President Kennedy once rested. Ettinger said Kennedy was known to have a bad back. The more ornate of the two chairs used to be aboard Air Force One and remained there when President Johnson took over, so it has a connection to two presidents.

The auction will be held Sunday, October 7, 2017. If you can't make it in person, you can also participate online. 

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