Beckers and Boats: There must be something in the water
The name Becker has been pretty much synonymous with boating here in Dubuque for many years. In 1985, A.J. Becker started Hawkeye Boat Sales, located at 2385 Kerper Blvd., and in 2008 the Becker family purchased the Mud Lake Marina north of Dubuque, located at 22500 Golf Lake Rd. There must be something in the water, because now A.J. Becker’s son, Ryan, and Ryan’s wife, Jamie, along with partners, Steve Launspach and Peter Ludwig, formed Pier Pressure Marine IA, Inc. and have purchased the Dubuque Marina and Yardarm Restaurant and Bar, located at 1201 Shiras Ave., from longtime owners Keith and Mary Kann.