History - Top 6 - 50 Year Old Marina Story

We started our Facebook Countdown with the Story that is on our wall in our Ship's Store.


Making the cut as the Number Six Rockvam Story… What’s the importance of October 27, 1967? It was just over 50 years ago and it’s the day the Minneapolis Star published the article on the wall in our Ship’s Store and office. The article starts, “The marina of tomorrow may occupy but a narrow strip of lake shore, with a single long dock, and gas pump. Yet it will service and berth hundreds of boats. The secret is dry storage.” Pictured are our original forklift, warehouse one, and Jerry with dark hair.

The dry stack storage program is an amazing concept that we started in 1967 but put on pause until the demand increased. We started again in 1983 and have continued to this day. When you visit the Minneapolis Boat Show, look for the North Central Marine Association’s display, that’s where you’ll see Jerry was inducted into their Hall of Fame for introducing the In/Out Service to the Upper Midwest!

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