Finstad's Auto-Marine Shop

Historic Ranier Tour

Finstad's Auto-Marine Shop

Ranier, Minnesota 56649, United States

Created By: Koochiching County Historical Society


Built by Jim DiOnne before World War 1, it was later purchased by George Finstad who operated it until his death in 1975. George Finstad was a well-known mechanic and machinist who kept Rainy Lake's fleet of pleasure and work boats in fine working order for years. In many cases if a part was unavailable George would simply make one. His ideas were so good that several outboard motor manufacturers took out patents in his name for design modifications. The Auto-Marine shop is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Ranier Tour


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