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Outboard History Talks: Evinrude 1935-1965 – The Ralph Years

August 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join outboard motor historian Larry Stevenson every Tuesday evening in August as he presents highlights and history from the Stevenson Outboard Collection. On August 14, Larry will discuss the second generation of the Evinrude family’s contributions to outboard motors. After the talk, Larry will offer a guided tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection.

In 1929, Ole Evinrude and Stephen Briggs formed the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) by merging Ole and Bess’ second company, Elto, with several others. In 1934, after the death of his father Ole, Ralph Evinrude took over direction of OMC and continued his father’s legacy. Under Ralph’s leadership OMC developed the first outboard gearshifts, electric starters, and remote controls.

Ralph’s new outboard motor advertisement.

Admission is free, a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

Larry Stevenson is an outboard motor collector and historian with passions for industrial design, art, history, and sailing. Larry is a Navy and Coast Guard Auxiliary veteran and a retired UPS International Industrial Engineering Manager.

Boothbay Railway Village 2018 lectures are made possible by Bath Savings Institution.



August 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm