The Wagemaker family is very respectful and well known in Grand Rapids, Michigan today and past. The old Wagemaker Company plant was at 566 Market Ave, S.W in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Wagemaker Company motto was "Stands for Quality." The Wagemaker Company did make different types of work furniture in the early years. They were also in the business of selling Wagemaker’s Reds. These chicks were said to mature into profitable layers in five to six months at a very low pullet cost. The Wagemaker Company began building Wolverine boats in 1932. Those early cedar strip boats were first nationally advertised in 1933 and gained instant populariity. At some point during world war II, they sold the technology to the US Government for use in PT Boat hull. 1942 thru 1945 No civilian, Pleasure Boats only boats for war efforts. In 1947, Wolverine introduced their first molded plywood boat using the new technology gained from the war years, and by 1955, Wagemaker was heavily invested in the molded plywood market. After Wagemaker Company, Inc. was sold in 1960, Wolverine held on to their segment of the market for a couple of years, but had made the transition to fiberglass too late. The double blow of hard economic times coupled with a saturated market was too much for a company that had pinned its success to the wooden boat market. Freight rates varied from state to state from Grand Rapids to deliver a boat. More information may be found in the late Bob Speltz's excellent book, The Real Runabouts iv, or in the September 28, 2011 edition of the woodyboater. com website. In the Sunday, July 5, 2015 edition of the woodyboater. com website below http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2015/07/05/wagemaker-offered-everything-in-the-1950s-including-aqua-planes/   Other information may be found in the Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000 By Scott M Peters, Pgs. 185,197 thru 199 about the Wagemaker boats.
The Wagermaker, Inc of Grand Rapids, MI did make a Par-Golf "Parlor Golf Game around 1960’s. Another Website of interest is called the http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Wagemaker which provide additional information on molded mahogany boat. I have a lot of Wagemaker and Cadillac boats ads from 1940 thru 1962. Lee Wangstad gave me a lot of Boat ads for my website.This page use for a teaching, commentary, and research purposes only. Please contact me on my home page if you need any boat ads. Thank You! Brian Fogarty

This is a 1951 Wagemaker Wolverine Hurricanes Boat ad by Wagemaker Boat Company by Brian Fogarty below
This is a Wagemaker Boats ad by Wagemaker Boat Company by Brian Fogarty below
This is a very beautiful Wagemaker Boat owned by Richard Hook below
This is a 1956 "Seafarer" 15' Wagemaker Wolverine Boat ad by Wagemaker Boat Company  by Brian Fogarty below
This was my grandpa in his Wolverine in Oklahoma sometime in the 1950's. by Michael Hughes
This was my grandpa in his Wolverine in Oklahoma sometime in the 1950's. by Michael Hughes
This was my grandpa in his Wolverine in Oklahoma sometime in the 1950's. by Michael Hughes
I thought everyone would enjoy the following information that i came across. This is a teaching, commentary, and for research purposes only.
I have a FB page called" Vintage Water Skis" by Tim Bullard Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of a Wagemaker Skis.
I have a FB page called" Vintage Water Skis" by Tim Bullard Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of a Wagemaker Skis.
I have a FB page called" Vintage Water Skis" by Tim Bullard Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of a Wagemaker Skis.
This is Filing Device and Card Record system holder index box is an example of the many ways that Isaac Wagemaker helped the business manager and others. by Wagemaker Company Isaac Wagemaker by Brian Fogarty below 
This is an example of Isaac Wagemaker helped the business manager and others below by Isaac Wagemaker - President of Wagemaker Company by Wagemaker Company by Brian Fogarty