Repository: Hope College - Joint Archives of Holland
Title: Forest Homes Oral History
Interviewee: Homes, Forest
Description: An owner of Lovecraft Boat Company, a small boat manufacturer once located at 642 West 48th Street, Holland, Michigan (Graafschap) and owned by Dave and Yvonne Love during the early 1970s, and Forest and Russell Homkes after the Love family sold the company. The Homkes family produced the boats at 961 Washington Avenue for a short time. The company made small catamaran paddle boats powered by four cycle Briggs & Stratton engines and foot powered called Puppy Love Pedal Boat and outboard motor powered Puppy Love Pontoon Boat
Classification: Boatbuilding
Institutions -- Hope College Joint Archvies of Holland
Coverage: 1970-1972
Resource Type: Archival Materials
Date Recorded: 2002
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Collection Name: Lovecraft Boat Company Collection
Collection Description: The collection includes a plastic nameplate, color sticker, two color brochures, a sales letter to a potential customer on company stationary and signed by company sales manager, John E. Peterson, photographs and negatives of the boats and customers from the official company brochure, newspaper clippings, an oral history interview with former owner Yvonne Love in 2002, and a 2002 interview with Forest Homes the purchaser of the boat companies equipment after and subsequent manufacturer.
Oral History ID: HC 0022
Date Of Record Creation: 1969-12-31 19:00:00 (W3C-DTF)
Collection ID: H05-1583.5
Date Record Checked: 2007-07-23 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 9 East 10th
Date Last Modified: 1969-12-31 19:00:00 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Holland
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Geoffrey Reynolds, Director
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