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Great Lakes Boat Top founding family member dies

Kenneth William Parks, son of the founder of Great Lakes Boat Top, died April 27 at his home in Placida, Fla. He was 82. Parks’ parents started Great Lakes Boat Top in a Detroit, Michigan, garage in 1957. The company specialized in patterning and producing canvas enclosures, Bimini tops and covers for boat builders. In the early days, his father ...

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Great Lakes Boat Top celebrates 60 years

Great Lakes Boat Top is celebrating its 60th year in business in 2017. The company is one of the nation’s oldest and largest original equipment manufacturers of marine canvas covers and enclosures. Great Lakes Boat Top was founded by William Parks in the Great Lakes region in a Detroit, Mich. garage. After 30 years of business with his father in ...

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