Weems & Plath celebrates 90-year anniversary

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Weems & Plath, one of the marine industry’s longest-standing manufacturers of navigation and weather instruments, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

“We are very grateful to our customers who have remained loyal and have helped us reach this milestone,” Peter Trogdon, president of Weems & Plath, said in a statement. “I believe that our longevity is due to the fact that our customers know that we love boating and want to create products that will make boating more enjoyable and safe.”

In 1928, Capt. Philip Van Horn Weems opened Weems System of Navigation in his home 3 miles from the business’ current location in Annapolis, Md. Initially the company was dedicated to making navigation and weather instruments. Today it offers more than 400 products, including a new line dedicated to boating safety.

To commemorate the anniversary, Weems & Plath will sponsor a trivia contest on its website. The company also will launch a photo contest this spring that will ask customers to submit photos of past or present Weems & Plath products.

Further information about the anniversary is available at the Weems & Plath Facebook page.


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