Over a Century of History
Our story begins when Fred Huck relocated from Cape Vincent, NY to the lovely village of Rockport in 1889 to start a boat-building business. Fred’s wife was Ellen Slate, whose family on Grindstone Island, NY, has a heritage of boat building. The Carnegies, Slates and Hucks were pioneers in motorized boats at the turn of the century in the Thousand Islands area. Subsequently Fred later purchased an 11-acre site in 1905 that would become the Marina. There Fred Huck designed and manufactured the Invictus one and two-cylinder engines and compatible wooden boats. He also built the famous St. Lawrence River Skiffs. At the end of World War II, Fred’s son, Ed, and wife, Cassie, were operating both the marina and a tourist lodge now known as the Scenic Lodge and Cabins.
Disaster struck in February of 1962 when a fire destroyed the total marine service, storage facilities and the Marina’s printed history records. While they had little insurance, Ed and Cassie Huck, along with their sons Donald, Robert, Morris and Gerald, and daughter, Beverly, knew they could bounce back. The community that Hucks had been building over the years and had earned them their strong reputation helped the Huck family rebuild. As a result the Marina was able to open for the season in May of 1962.
As the 3rd generation of Hucks took over in the late 70s and 80s they continued the Marina’s expansion and growth. When the 1990s rolled out, so too did the 4th generation of family ownership. As a result, they brought with them enhanced service and support through greater products, services and technologies. Today under the leadership of Scott MacCrimmon, Mark Dalton and Nathan Sheaff, Hucks Marine and Resort is known far and wide for fine boats and outstanding customer service.
Hucks Marine & Resort
In 2019 we celebrated 130 years of boating and announced our brand new name and a great new look! Subsequent investments in Hucks enable us to enrich the lives of all who live, work and play on the water. The new Johnston Building, fuel docks, upgraded decking and shore power at docks, interlocking brick courtyard and driveway and, Gerald H. Huck Building are milestones as we work towards the refurbishment of the entire marina grounds and become a first-class destination.
Come join us and see all we have to offer. At Hucks we take your experience BEYOND BOATING!