Lake ‘n Sea Comes to Traverse City

  On June 18, 1957, the Chris-Craft Corporation purchased the rights and molds to the Lake N Sea boat line from Lakensea Boat Corporation of Boca Raton, Florida, to get into the fiberglass boat building business, but it did not last long. On January 7, 1958, the Parsons Corporation of Detroit, Michigan, purchased the Lake... Continue Reading →

Leak ‘n Sink: The Chris-Craft Years

On June 18, 1957, the Chris-Craft Corporation purchased the rights and molds to the Lake-N-Sea boat line from Lakensea Boat Corporation of Boca Raton, Florida, making it the second company to manufacture the Lake 'n Sea line of boats. Six months later Chris-Craft gladly sold the company to the Parsons Corporation of Detroit, Michigan. In... Continue Reading →

The Tale of the Transoms

When the Lake 'n Sea Division of the Parsons Corporation unveiled its new line of 1959 Lake 'n Sea boats the most striking feature for many of the models was the transom which looks a lot like a rear end of a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air or 1959 Chevy Impala. Wherever the inspiration came from... Continue Reading →

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