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"Dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit of James E. Stewart (1922-2006)"
( Lone Star Industries - Stewart Holding Company - Bangor Punta Corporation )

This section is about the defunct corporation, Bangor Punta - a diversified conglomerate that owned Piper Aviation, Smith & Wesson, Cal Yachts, Jensen Marine, Lahrs Marine Group and many others.

The images and other materials available on this site are presented for historical research and educational purposes only. The Bangor Punta site is not endorsed by any of the respective copyright owners. The creators and maintainers of this web site take no responsibility for the information provided herein. All products and brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All characters and all related slogans and indicia are trademarks of the respective copyright owners.

All materials on this website are believed to be in the public domain. The GG Archives would like to learn more about these images and hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this Web site so that we may make the necessary corrections. If you have any additional information about the images or would like to suggest a correction, please contact Paul Gjenvick at

Bangor Punta's Many Varied Industires - From 1968 Annual Report

All materials on this site pertain to the Bangor Punta Era (1964-1984). Some of the companies still exist today and links to their current websites are provided under External Resources.

Bangor Punta existed during a rapidly changing time period and much of their marketing materials are a reflection of the time period for which they were originally released. Students can make note of the ad copy used during this period and compare it to the modern advertising copy. How is it similar? How does it differ, and in what respects?

The idea for this website section was to present an historical homage to a hard-charging large corporation typical of the post WWII period.

Take a stroll down memory lane - and enjoy the ride.

In 2009 The Website and Documents became an exhibit of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives (GG Archives). We do not have much information beyond what is already included on the website.

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Bangor Punta Era

The Bangor Punta era, lasted approximately twenty years -- from 1964 to 1984.

History will likely remember the company for its tenacity in pursuing acquisitions; their high-profile corporate executives; and, two United States Supreme Court cases that the company was involved in during its short life span.

Nostalgic History

This website was created as an educational and research informational site that presents the public image of Bangor Punta and the companies they owned.

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