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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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