Rusty Fellows, 1905-1962

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Professional portrait of Rusty Fellows, circa 1950

Professional portrait of Rusty Fellows, circa 1950, by Kent Hitchcock.

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.


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