1985 Leblanc Boat Works 44
- Stock #102665 -
TOUGH FISHING RIG READY TO BRING HOME THE TROPHYS!
LeBlanc History ...
The Acadian Museum of Erath, LA has honored Edward Joseph LeBlanc for his activities and work in promoting the Louisiana culture and heritage. The Museum inducted him into the "Order of Living Legend" on August 11, 2007, adding him to an elite list of people who have distinguished themselves for their service to their culture and heritage. Edward Joseph LeBlanc (E. J.) achieved great accomplishments in serving his country and his community.
In 1949 become captain of a 68-foot shrimp boat, owned by Dr. Mouledous, from Abbeville, La. Shrimped out of the port of Brownsville, Texas for about 4 years.
In 1953, he became the Captain of a 140-foot supply boat. Worked out of Louisiana and Mexico and operated the supply boat off the coast of Louisiana and Mexico.
With his knowledge of the trade and love for boats, E. J., on his days off, started building boats out of a garage behind his house in Erath.
In 1960, he relocated his boat building business to a 50 x 50-foot building on Hwy 331, just out of Erath. There he built wooden pleasure boats. In 1964, as Post Commander, E. J. built and donated a wooden V-bottom boat for a raffle fundraiser to the American Legion Post # 279 in Erath, La. With a large demand for custom-built boats, in 1970, he again expanded his business to a 6000-square foot building, known as LeBlanc's Boat Works. When wood became scarce, he started using aluminum to build his boats.
Upon their graduation from high school, his sons, Carroll (Bubba) and Carl Joe, started working for him. They built aluminum commercial boats (crew boats, charter and work boats) and aluminum pleasure boats (yachts, fishing and hunting boats). Also repaired all types of boats for Erath and surrounding areas. In 1978, E. J. and his sons constructed his own 51-foot commercial shrimp boat.
E. J. retired to fish and hunt, leaving his sons to run the boat building business to present day. Their custom-built boats can be seen throughout the southern portion of the United States, California and the Bahamas.
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