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Roger “Tiger” Hanson was well-known for his mechanical skills and for his successful marine business in downtown New London. Tribune file photo

New London’s Roger ‘Tiger’ Hanson dies at 76: Well-known founder of marine business remembered for doing so much more


NEW LONDON — Roger “Tiger” Hanson, 76, is being  remembered for operating a marine business in downtown New London that was known far and wide, but friends and family know that’s only part of the story.

He was also a world-class, high-speed boat racer; an award-winning mechanic who could fix any boat motor; an avid angler and outdoorsman; the captain of his own restored houseboat; and a skilled woodworker.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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