This lecture series is about those marvelous outboard engines. And more. It’s about memories, passion, mechanics, history, innovation, industry, community building, opportunity, corporate growth – and more. But especially love, as attendees will learn. This is about the outboard that many fondly remember – and how the small engines began and evolved into a formidable industry. It’s about engineers and entrepreneurs. About immigrants and industrialists. And the men and women who loved – and love – them.
Join outboard motor historian Larry Stevenson on six Tuesday evenings this summer as he presents the highlights and history of the outboard motor’s role in our transportation evolution. And, a little bit about the love of outboards that led him to hand over his paper boy money to his dad, and years later, led him to amass the collection now living at the Boothbay Railway Village.
Larry Stevenson, an outboard motor collector and historian with passions for industrial design, art, history, and sailing, is a Navy and Coast Guard Auxiliary veteran and a retired UPS International Industrial Engineering Manager.