Before the Thoroughbreds: Roy Brady and the Century Boat Company is an article about the boat builder Melvin Roy Brady, his family, and his time building boats for Brady Boats of Charlevoix, Michigan, Century Boat Company in Manistee, Michigan and Robinson Boat Company of St. Joeseph, Michigan. It also concentrates on his time as a hydroplane boat racer in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Melvin Roy Brady, Century Boat Company, William Welch, James Welch, William Web Sherman, Manistee, Michigan, Welch Boat Company, George Glen Eddy, Charlevoix, Michigan, Hubert Brady, Laura Brady, Bellaire, Michigan, Charlevoix, Michigan, commercial fishing, Eva Nice Brady, William G. Brady, Hispanio-Suiza, John Hacker, Maude Brady, Mississippi Valley Power Boating Association, Lake Charlevoix, hydroplane, outboard racing, Miss Danville boat, Miss Charlevoix boat, Vamp hydroplane, National Outboard Championship regatta, Loretta Turnbull, Bay City, Michigan, Hilda Mueller, Earl Gresh, Hub Myer, Brady Sea Bird boat, Loretta Fillian, Helen Hentschel, E.A. Doty, Rex Maynaard, Eddy Marine, Sally Lassa Brady, Rogene Brady, Aroy Hubert Brady, Robinson Boat Company
Repository citation: Reynolds, Geoffrey D., "Before the Thoroughbreds: Roy Brady and the Century Boat Company" (2006). Faculty Publications. Paper 74.
Published in: Classic Boating, Issue 131, May 1, 2006, pages 22-25. Copyright © 2006 Classic Boating, Oconomowoc, WI.