In 1906, Pioneer Boat and Pattern Company emerged out of the Modern firm and took over Modern's Birney Street factory, becoming one of the larger manufacturers of knock-down boats.
One knock-down boat startup, incorporated in 1905, would launch a Bay City industrial giant.
While most of the area's knock-down boat companies were local, one came from out of state; the Valley Boat & Engine Company of Baldwinsville, New York was persuaded by the Saginaw Merchant and Manufacturers Association to relocate to their community in late 1909.
In a successful result for the event riders, Polly Phillips and Coral Coves who won the Braham three-day event last month, were runners-up after adding on 15 seconds for three knock-downs
and New Zealand's Blyth Tait and Ready Teddy were third.