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North Star Marine Co.
600 W. Tenth Ave.
This company was a subsidiary of Neil W. Ekblaw's Monelle Corporation. It built boats up to 1958 when William J. Horvath's Glastex Co. made a deal to build boats at the Monmouth factory. Ekblaw was also president of North Star Marine Sales. The Glas-Steel power boats were designed and built with a tubular steel keel and frame supporting a fiberglass hull. This was similar to the Glastex Co.'s Speed Queen boat construction which used aluminum channel for stringers but plywood frames.
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