Gerald (Jerry) Huck, of Ed Huck Marine Ltd., was inducted into Canada's Boating Hall of Fame by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada at the Toronto International Boat Show's annual Industry Breakfast January 13. Huck was honoured for his numerous achievements in the recreational boating industry as well as his extensive contributions to the Canadian marine industry.
“Jerry Huck is a pioneer in this business,” said Al Donaldson, executive director of the Ontario Marine Operators Association (OMOA). “His valuable support and advice for the OMOA during its 41-year history has been instrumental in making this industry the success it is today.”
From 1975 to 1996, Huck was co-owner and president of Ed Huck Marine, located in the Rockport, ON. He is a founding member of the OMOA and served as president from 1974 to 1975. Additionally, Huck has played an active role in his community as a founding member of the Thousand Islands Chamber of Commerce and was president in 1978. From 1976 to 1980, Huck was a Dealer Advisory Council member for OMC, followed by serving as a board member of the St. Lawrence Islands Parks Commission from 1980 to 1985. From 1988 to 1993, Huck was a member of the Board of Directors for the Thousand Islands Antique Boat Museum and was even a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Casino Corp. from 1998 to 2004, aiding the bid to establish the Thousand Islands Charity Casino, which is now located in Gananoque, ON.
At the induction ceremony, co-owner of Huck Marine, Scott MacCrimmon, presented Gerald Huck with a plaque in honour of his achievement. Huck has also received several other awards, including the 1985 OMOA President's Award, the 1988 W.J. Robertson Award and the 1989 Business Improvement Award.