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Winter 2010


Almost Famous: The Foster Boat Company is an article concering the history of the Foster Boat Company of Charlevoix, Michigan, from 1940-1952. The company made plywood boats for the American consumer, storm boats used in Germany during World War Two, and boats and other equipment for use in the Korean War conflict in the early 1950s. People associated with the company included Gar Wood, Jr., Harry G. Foster and Preston Tucker.