Bill Gage's Lake Geneva Cruise Line--delivering daily mail around the lake for 102 years

Jun 25, 2018

Lake Geneva Cruise Line vessels ready to take people out on lake adventures
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A conversation with Bill Gage, third-generation steward of Gage Marine and the iconic Lake Geneva Cruise line that’s been delivering the daily mail via boat for 102 years.

Gage Marine is intimately involved in life on the lake, from putting in and taking out lakefront piers, operating the Pier 290 lakefront restaurant in Williams Bay, repairing water craft, boat sales and just about anything aquatic related.

Lake Geneva vista from Pier 290 restaurant in Williams Bay.
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Among Gage’s pride and joys is the legendary wood-hulled Gage-Hacker boat that’s been an icon on Lake Geneva since the early 1960s.  

Pier 290 Restaurant in Williams Bay on Lake Geneva was created in the former Gage Marine repair facility and boat building shop.
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Bill Gage at Pier 290 restaurant in Williams Bay on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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