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1968 Eaton Viking

1968 Eaton Viking

1968 Eaton Viking: In 1967, the Eaton Store Co. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, contracted with Polaris to produce the Viking snowmobile. There is very little information on this machine.
The 1968 Viking was the same model as the Larson, Sears and Hiawatha from Macloed's. There were 2 models of the Vikin: the MK-I (which is this machine) with a JLO, 292cc, 15.5 hp engine. It weighed 297 lbs and could pull a load of 800 lbs. It sold for $895.00.
The MK-II had a Hirth, 300cc, 16hp engine, an 18 in. track and weighed 465 lbs. It could pull a load of 1000 lbs and sold for $995.00.

On Sept 20, 2019, The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum was awarded a grant of $12,500 for Operational Support from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA – ART WORKS). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. The grant requires a 1:1 match and helped the museum leverage the $12,500 of support from its annual income and the many donations from supporters. In particular the museum has received grants from the Graymont Community Economic Development Fund and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It has also received significant donations from the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, The Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc., many snowmobile clubs, several recreational and snowmobile shows, the museum’s internal $1,000.00 Challenge, and many museum members. The grant funds will be applied to museum operating costs. Applicable costs include internal operations, marketing, travel to shows within the State of Michigan and cost of employees. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant applicant to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at www.michigan.gov/arts
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