LaCross Boat Works, Inc.
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Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Collection
Publication
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The LaCross Family’s first business ventures began in the early 1940s with cabinet making and general wood work. In 1951, brothers Arthur and Ernest, with sons Jim and Charles, began constructing wood filing cabinets in Alpena, MI, which were distributed through Leonard’s Office Supply and Equipment Co. of Detroit. In 1955, the Kauffman Boat Works came under the ownership of the LaCross Boat Works, which constructed various wooden recreational motor boats over the next 40 years. The business closed in 2006.
Notes
LaCross Boat Works brochures for the years 1954, 1955, and 1958 are only available for viewing in-house.
Date of Original
1940-2006
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
LaCross, Arthur ; LaCross, Ernest ; LaCross, James ; LaCross, Charles
Corporate Name(s)
Kauffman Boat Works ; LaCross Boat Works, Inc. ; LaCross Wood Products.
Collection
LaCross Boat Works Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • LaCross Boat Works:
    Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0944503725778 Longitude: -83.4574719204903
Donor
Lorrie LaCross
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
LaCross Boat Works Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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LaCross Boat Works, Inc.


The LaCross Family’s first business ventures began in the early 1940s with cabinet making and general wood work. In 1951, brothers Arthur and Ernest, with sons Jim and Charles, began constructing wood filing cabinets in Alpena, MI, which were distributed through Leonard’s Office Supply and Equipment Co. of Detroit. In 1955, the Kauffman Boat Works came under the ownership of the LaCross Boat Works, which constructed various wooden recreational motor boats over the next 40 years. The business closed in 2006.