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    Default Re: Anyone notice? You could win a pair of oars via our sister publication.

    Such an offer is primarily of interest to those who find themselves up the creek without a paddle.

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    Bump!
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    I saw that. I don't think I ever subscribed but tried to sign in anyway just for giggles. It turns out I have an account for some reason so I suppose I automatically qualify?
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    Who is the oldest manufacturer of marine products in the United States ?

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    Perko?
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Perkins View Post
    Who is the oldest manufacturer of marine products in the United States ?
    My guess is that the Brunswick Corporation may claim that title with an 1845 start date as described at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Corporation although they don't appear to have entered the marine business until 1961. The information at https://www.perko.com/perko_story/ indicates that Perko started in the early 1900s. See https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/16294/ for more details about the various founding dates of the organizations the preceded Shaw & Tenney, along with a variety of other old canoe and boat builders. Questions like this seem simple but quickly get complicated,

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    sometimes the start date for Wilcox-Crittenden is given as 1847

    https://lannangallery.com/pages/wilc...ttenden-c-1847

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    maybe
    Hodgdon Brothers yard founded 1816 in Damariscotta, ME

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodgdon_Yachts

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    sometimes the start date for Wilcox-Crittenden is given as 1847
    IS W/C still in business?
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth View Post
    maybe
    Hodgdon Brothers yard founded 1816 in Damariscotta, ME

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodgdon_Yachts
    East Boothbay is the original site although they build uber modern limousine tenders for superyachts in Damariscotta now.

    Has the oar giveaway sweepstakes concluded yet? Who won?
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    IS W/C still in business?
    The information at https://research.mysticseaport.org/coll/coll231/ indicates that Wilcox-Crittenden was sold to Gulf + Western in 1971. The page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_a...ern_Industries indicates that Gulf + Western became defunct in 1989. Therefore, it appears that the answer to your question is no.

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    Were the oars awarded to some lucky subscriber yet?
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    W/C i snot in business anymore, Hamilton bought a bunch of their left over inventory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autonomous View Post
    Were the oars awarded to some lucky subscriber yet?
    Good question. Checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Perkins View Post
    Who is the oldest manufacturer of marine products in the United States ?
    https://www.rowlandcompany.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot View Post
    Good question. Checking.
    The powers that be say it should be announced next week... first week of October.
    -Scot

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    Default Re: Anyone notice? You could win a pair of oars via our sister publication.

    Back of the magazine usually has a coupl o free whole BOATS !
    whussa big deal with a pair ah oars ?

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    Default Re: Anyone notice? You could win a pair of oars via our sister publication.

    Not this week after all. So... maybe the 2nd week of October for the announcement of a winner of a pair of oars.

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    Default Re: Anyone notice? You could win a pair of oars via our sister publication.

    Nor this week. Perhaps the THIRD week of October.

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    Default Re: Anyone notice? You could win a pair of oars via our sister publication.

    Well... no sign yet, so maybe the fourth week of October. Maybe not.

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