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Beach Haven Yacht Club (U.S.)

New Jersey

Last modified: 2019-12-30 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Beach Haven Yacht Club, New Jersey] image by Rob Raeside, 1 July 2019

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Description of the flag

Estb: 1882. Location: Beach Haven.
Burgee: Pennant circa 4:8 (print image). Red St. George’s cross (centred 2 units from hoist) fimbriated white towards hoist and blue towards fly point. Blue in canton and lower hoist area. White in fly areas.
Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1903.
Note: Now known as the Beach Haven Yacht Club Marina, 20 West Avenue, Beach Haven.
Source: accessed 22 June 2019,
Peter Edwards, 30 June 2019

The Beach Haven Yacht Club was shown in Lloyd's until 1917, but is not pictured any more after the war.*

The book Long Beach Island, by George C. Hartnett and Kevin Hughes, describes the club as having been in its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. It shows a post card that identifies itself as Beach Haven Yacht Club and Dock and which the book dates as "from the 1930s", where in the background the flag can still be seen flying. Even today some unlinked entries for the Beach Haven Yacht Club can be found on the internet, but I don't know whether that means the club still exists in some way.

Currently, there is a Beach Haven Yacht Club Marina flying the same flag. I don't know whether that's historically connected or whether they found a burgee on the beach, though.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 July 2019

*Not quite correct, as it is in fact pictured in 1963 - 1974, Not in 1961 or earlier, though. This gives the impression the club is less active at times and more active on others.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 3 July 2019