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Evinrude 1935-1965 – The Ralph Years
June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Multimedia presentation and tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection.
In 1934, after the death of his father Ole, Ralph Evinrude took over the running of the Evinrude company, which in 1936 merged with Johnson Motor Company which became Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC). Ralph oversaw extremely successful expansions and collaborations. Under his leadership OMC was the first to develop outboard gearshifts, electric starting and remote controls. Ralph Evinrude was happily married to World War II singer Frances Langford and pursued many philanthropic interests. After a successful career, he passed away in 1986.
After the talk Larry Stevenson will conduct a tour of the newly opened Stevenson Outboard Collection, focusing on the outboard motors discussed in the presentation.
Admission is free, a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.
This talk is presented by outboard motor collector and historian Larry Stevenson. Larry is a Navy and Coast Guard Auxiliary veteran and a retired UPS International Industrial Engineering Manager in the international operation with a passion for industrial design, art, history, and sailing.