Herbert E. Miller Jr., who owned and operated Louisville, Ky.-based Falls City Boat Works for years, died of cancer Aug. 12. He was 81.
Miller worked with his father at the boat dealership for many years. Starting in 1986, Miller began working alongside his son, Ed, who runs the business today, according to Miller’s obituary in the Courier-Journal.
In the early 1970s Miller helped develop 16 acres of riverfront property, along with the owners of KingFish Restaurants. He and his wife, Carolyn, hosted a popular Great Steamboat Race Party at the Boat Works from 1970 to 1993.
Miller and his wife traveled extensively by boat to the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and the Leeward Islands and visited Delray Beach, Fla., for many years. A longtime member of the Louisville Boat Club and a former member of the Pendennis Club and Delray Beach Club, Miller also was a member of advisory councils for Chris-Craft, Starcraft, Glastron and Johnson Motors.