A native Ohioan and third generation woodworker, Tom Koroknay has gained a worldwide reputation as the preeminent Lyman Boat subject matter expert, earning him the moniker “Doc Lyman.” Tom authored the book Lyman Boats: Legend of the Lakesdetailing the company’s iconic 98 years of wooden boat building history and has owned and operated his renowned Lyman Boat restoration business for 35+ years. He is also a founding member of the original Lyman Owners Association.
In a once in a lifetime opportunity in 1988, Tom purchased all the remaining Lyman Boat Works archives and factory tooling pertaining to the company’s wooden boat production line to supplement his already flourishing Lyman Boat restoration business. These archives include the original hull records, blueprints, photographs, patterns, jigs, and tooling used to build these iconic boats. Tom later acquired the intellectual property rights to the famous Lyman trademark. Our mission is simple: Keep the Legend Alive!
Over the past 25 years, Tom has provided Lyman Boat historical exhibits and technical information for the National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio, The Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Sandusky, Ohio, the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland, and the renowned Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia.
Tom remains steadfast in the preservation of the Lyman Boat legacy and brand and can be found plying the waters of western Lake Erie in his 1967 26’ Lyman Cruisette.
If you have any questions regarding any of the items in our store or anything regarding Lyman Boats please call or email! We are here to help.