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Spring Lecture Series: “Resurrecting the Dart Boat Company”

May 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Resurrecting the Dart Boat Company”
Scott and Dave Ramsey, Ramsey Brothers Restoration and the Dart Boat Company

In the midst of the Roaring Twenties the desire for fun, frivolity, speed, and sport set the stage for a boom in production of the then-new mahogany runabout. Capitalizing on this growing market, the Indian Lake Boat Company in Lima, Ohio developed a line of fast runabouts with the evocative name of Dart. Continuing to ride the crest of the wave of motor boat popularity, the Dart line of boats attracted the attention of investors in Toledo, Ohio, and in 1928 a new company was formed, the Dart Boat Company of Toledo Ohio.

Eighty-five years later, the iconic Dart boat models have resurfaced in Toledo. Within a few miles of the original Dart Boat Company factory, a skilled band of craftsmen are recreating the most beautiful of the original Dart models, as well as some interpretations of the originals. Today’s models are built to the same exacting standards and exquisite detail of the original boats, but incorporate modern power and improved hull construction for ease of use and simplicity of maintenance.

This is free for members, or included with the price of admission.

Registration Required – 419-214-5000 x 200 or reservations@inlandseas.org

*** The 7:00 pm presentation is full to capacity.  The Ramsey Brothers have kindly agreed to give a second presentation at 5:30 pm the same evening.  Please call or email to reserve your place.

Sponsored by University of Toledo
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Details

Date:
May 4, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

National Museum of the Great Lakes
Phone:
419-214-5000 x 200

Venue

National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
4192145000

Details

Date:
May 4, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

National Museum of the Great Lakes
Phone:
419-214-5000 x 200

Venue

National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
4192145000