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Forgotten Duluthian Gar Wood

Forgotten Duluthian Gar Wood

Duluth's Legendary Powerboat racer

Originally published April 2013 In the 1920s and 1930s, Garfield Wood—known as “Gar” or the “Silver Fox of Algonac”—was probably the most famous powerboat racer in the world. Growing up in Duluth, he learned many of the skills that made him both a millionaire in business and a fierce and fearless competitor on the water.…

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