H05-1583.50. Lovecraft Boat Company. Records, 1970-1972. 0.25 linear ft.


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Small boat manufacturer once located at 642 West 48th Street, Holland, Michigan (Graafschap) and owned by Dave and Yvonne Love during the early 1970s, and Forest and Russell Homkes after the Love family sold the company. The Homkes family produced the boats at 961Washington Avenue in Holland for a short time. The company made small catamaran paddle boats powered by four cycle Briggs & Stratton engines and foot powered called Puppy Love Pedal Boat and outboard motor powered Puppy Love Pontoon Boat. The collection includes a plastic nameplate, color sticker, two color brochures, a sales letter to a potential customer on company stationery and signed by company sales manager, John E. Peterson, photographs and negatives of the boats and customers from the official company brochure, newspaper clippings, and a 2002 oral history interview with Yvonne Love.


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