“I had this special background built at the Borum Boat Co. so we could take pictures of the new boats. Once again the background would be taken out for the ads.” LS
Loyd Sandgren did photographs for both the Borum Boat Company and Huckins Yacht Corporation during the 50′s and 60′s. Huckins is still around today located on Jacksonville’s Ortega River but Borum is a historic relic. The Borum Boat Company set up shop in the Ford Model A plant on Jacksonville’s waterfront in 1954 and produced 12 different models of wooden boats (all named after cars) during it’s time there. In 1961 the city of Folkston, GA lured the company from Jacksonville but that plant only stayed open a couple of years before closing it’s doors. They came back to Jacksonville and produced fiberglass boats until 1980. There is a wonderful site on the history of Borum for those of you who want more information about the Jacksonville boat builder.