Mercury’s Lake-X – Part Two

The infamous Lake-X observation tower. Photo Brenda Serrano.

The infamous Lake-X observation tower. Photo Brenda Serrano.

Yesterday we posted Part One of a piece on Mercury Marine’s Lake-X. Today we present Part Two of that tour with Elite Series angler Bernie Schultz and John Litjens – a long-time Mercury employee and manager of Lake-X.

Yesterday’s interview consisted of a background of what Mercury did at the lake with respect to testing. Today’s piece concentrates on what happened inside the facility, what it was like to work at Lake-X and some of the folklore that went along with it.

I would like to apologize upfront with the noisy background – it’s our first attempt at video and we’re discovering this week we have a bit to learn. Still, we hope you get something out of the footage from a place that’s rarely, if ever, been videoed for the public.


  • Chad T. Keogh

    I would love to get my boat on Lake X for a tour of the facility. Thanks for posting it. You’re right about the sound quality. Could be fixed with shirt-clip wireless mics. Was still good though.

    • Terry Battisti

      Chad, the camera we bought doesn’t take external mics. We didn’t find that out until after we bought it, and the mics. Bad sales people……We are now on a mission to buy the right video and sound equipment.