Ed Huck Marine Celebrates 125 Years of 1000 Islands Boating
Rockport – Ed Huck Marine Ltd. is celebrating its 125th anniversary this summer. The family business – now owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generation – was first established by boat builder Fred Huck in 1889.
Over a century later, owners Scott MacCrimmon and Peter Johnston carry on the family tradition. The brothers-in-law celebrate another milestone this year: 20 years as co-owners of Ed Huck Marine. Today the marina has 25 employees, 180 marina slips and sells the industry’s finest brands of boats including Cobalt Boats, Boston Whaler, Tiara Yacht, Hunt, Rossiter and Sea-Doo.
Said MacCrimmon: “While I still get excited about the great boats we get to play with the very best part of my job is the variety of customers we befriend and the interesting conversations and relationships that develop over the years.”
Ed Huck Marine is a rich part of Rockport’s river heritage. Fred Huck, a German immigrant moved to Cape Vincent N.Y. before moving to Canada and establishing his boat building business in Rockport with his wife Ellen in 1889. It was 49 years before the nearby Thousand Islands International bridge was even built. The marina was established before nearby world famous Boldt Castle was built by Waldorf Astoria hotelier George C. Boldt in the early 1900s.
Fred Huck’s son, Ed Huck, would later establish Ed Huck Marine in his name. His four sons, Jerry, Morris, and Bob and Don would take over the marina as the third generation. Jerry was president and co-owner of the marina between 1975 and 1996. He was inducted into Canada’s Boating Hall of Fame in 2009 by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Jerry and Becky’s daughters Jody Johnston and Heather MacCrimmon are married to Peter Johnston and Scott MacCrimmon. Their children and Morris’ grandchildren, the fifth generation, also work at the marina carrying on a family legacy of boating in the Thousand Islands.
Ed Huck Marine will hold a reception at the Rockport marina on Saturday 1 p.m. Aug. 16 to celebrate its 125th anniversary and a family tradition of excellence for 125 years.
For more information contact: Scott@marina.ca