Northern Lights celebrates 50th anniversary

(SEATTLE, WA — December 17, 2007) Northern Lights, a leading manufacturer of marine diesel generators and propulsion engines, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2008.

Founded in 1958 as Alaska Marine & Equipment in Cooper Landing, AK, by Harold Walton Johnson, Northern Lights has grown into one of the marine industry’s most respected companies.

Starting with a line of industrial generators for Alaskan lodges and off-grid applications, Mr. Johnson’s company soon developed a maritime version of the generator set whose robust design and ease of service became the genset of choice for the region’s demanding commercial fishing industry. The Lugger propulsion engine would follow, utilizing the same core principals of reliable power production, durable build, and simplicity of use and maintenance.

Northern Lights corporate headquarters were moved to the banks of the Seattle, WA Ship Canal in 1970.  Today, Northern Lights manages three branch offices, global distributors and a network of nearly 300 factory authorized dealers located in the world’s major ports of call.

To commemorate 50 years of remarkable growth, Northern Lights will plan a series of events and celebrations in 2008.

By Professional Mariner Staff