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Detroit Boat Club (U.S.)


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[Detroit Boat Club] image by Karl Spence, 7 March 2008

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Detroit Yacht Club

This pennant, white over blue with a red D, is the burgee of the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest rowing club in the United States, founded 1839.
Joe McMillan, 4 April 2010

The club describes themselves as "The Oldest Yachting Club in the Americas". While that is in itself correct, it should be noted that they are the Oldest Club in the Americas that is now a Yachting Club, the difference, and the reason why we described them merely as "the oldest rowing club in the United States", is that while they are now a Yachting Club, when they were founded in 1839, they were a rowing club.

[Detroit Boat Club] image located by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2023

While their storefront does show apparel with a flag similar to what we have (just in more standard colours), the burgee they show in their emblem is different, with a plain inner red D, but around that a shaped outer white D.

Club website:

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2023