Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Minot Marine –
Minot Marine was opened by Julius Haas in 1957. Haas, a western states Gamble Store manager from 1927 to 1935, came to Minot from the Turtle Lake area where he was engaged in farming and business. They moved to their location on Highway 83 South, (South Broadway) in 1958. His son, LaVern joined the firm in 1958 after graduating from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. At that time they added a service shop for the repair of outboard motors and fiberglass boats. In 1959, Minot Marine became then distributor for West Bend outboard motors. At one time, Minot Marine was the dealer for Mercury and West Bend outboard motors, Glass Magic fiberglass boats, Lund Aluminum boats, Magnolia Boat Trailers as wells as boating accessories and water skis.