Monday, November 25, 2013

Burger Boat Company



During World War II the U.S. Army and Navy ordered 55 vessels over a five-year period from Burger Boat Company. Utility craft, steel tugs, crash boats, rescue boats, minesweepers and sub chasers slid down the ways in rapid succession.

The company was sold several times over the years and went bankrupt in 1990 after the loss of several naval contracts. The company craftsmen and workers formed a group called the Former Burger Workers in order to keep in touch in the hopes that the company fortunes would reverse. 26 months later the business reopened and is still going strong.

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