MotorCities National Heritage Area

Building Boats in Marysville

Additional Info

  • Event Title: POSTPONED -- Building Boats in Marysville
  • Event Date(s): To Be Determined
  • Event Location: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Twp
  • Event Description: Terry Ernest presents the history of the Gar Wood boat factory, which was built in Marysville on the River Road in 1930. For the next 17 years, they produced some of the finest wood runabouts in the world. Learn the story behind these remarkable boats powered by Packard engines. Tours of the site will be available following the program. $5 donation.