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Boats Made in Holland : A Michigan Tradition - by Geoffrey D. Reynolds (Paperback)

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Holland's boat building tradition took root in the 1840s, as Dutch immigrants crafted flatboats and watercraft for residents. Just a century later, the city's commercial boat building industry flourished. The innovation of fiberglass reinforced plastic changed the traditional structure of boats, revamped the industry and re-created the blueprint for U.S. pleasure boats following World War II. The Roamer Boat Company's masterfully welded sheet steel cabin cruisers led to the 1955 purchase by the Chris-Craft Corporation to create the Roamer Boat Corporation. Local craftsmen, like the Jesiek brothers, found the transition from furniture building to boat building seamless. But with the success of larger manufacturers, smaller boat shops declined. Geoffrey Reynolds explores the story of Holland's unique legacy of maritime craftsmanship.
Number of Pages: 157
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Transportation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Geoffrey D. Reynolds
Language: English
Street Date: May 7, 2018
TCIN: 53646428
UPC: 9781467135337
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9078
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