Richard Joseph Fellows, (Joe Fellows, Jr.)
Known as “Rusty”, Richard Fellows learned to sail and build boats as a boy. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering in 1929 as a naval architect, then later became an accomplished businessman, eventually heading the firm as President of Fellows & Stewart after his father’s death in 1942. Rusty’s career witnessed the popularity of pleasure boats overtaken by the demands of World War II military boatbuilding and the war-time production of military contracts.
When he died at age 57 his wife, Lois Fellows, took charge of the company until it was sold to Harbor Boat in 1967.