Title

"Along the Waterfront" piece about the Corson Boat Company, in Madison, one of t

Authors

James P. Brown

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1995

Pages

23

Abstract

"Along the Waterfront" piece about the Corson Boat Company, in Madison, one of the oldest fiberglass boat manufacturers in the country, that is now up for sale. Gregory Corson, the last of four brothers and a father, who have been building boats near the banks of the Kennebec since 1947, says he is ready to give up building boats for the opportunity to use them. During the 1960s, the family team, including father Freeman, and sons Anson, Linwood, Clayton, and Gregory, turned out as many as 350 boats a year under the Corson and Hawkline labels. After Gregory last brother died in 1987, the fun went out of the business for Gregory, who had taken over following the death of Anson in 1980. Even with only three of them, the Corson's could still turn out 250 to 300 boats a year, but Gregory says it isn't the same working with hired help.

Subjects

Boatbuilding, Corson Boat Company Madison, Corson, Gregory

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