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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:30 pm | Updated: 9:42 am, Thu May 9, 2013.

There almost wasn’t a Johnson Boat Works.

When the young future founder, John O. Johnson, lived in Norway, he was swept under ice while fetching a bucket of river water for his employer. He found his way back to the hole but lost the bucket. For that, he was punished, according to his grandson, John W. Johnson.

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