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Raritan Yacht Club (U.S.)

New Jersey

Last modified: 2018-07-06 by rick wyatt
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[Raritan Yacht Club flag] image by Peter Edwards, 25 May 2018

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Raritan Yacht Club. Est: 1882. Location: Perth Amboy, NJ.
Source, image: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York: 1911.
Burgee: Pennant circa 2:3. White field superimposed by a red St. George's cross centred approx. 1.0 unit from hoist.

"In 1865, a group of men formed the Carteret Boat Club using a building on Front Street. ... There were a few members who owned sailboats, but the first club was mainly a canoe and rowing club."

"In 1874 another group of men formed the Perth Amboy Yacht Club. They used a building located on the shorefront south of the Carteret Boat Club. Eventually both of these clubs became practically bankrupt. Both clubs joined forces and on May 10, 1882, Raritan Yacht Club was organized."

"When the First World War rumbled into the scene, ... The Yacht Club had a Marine Unit and actively took part in home defence work."

"In early 1916 the club purchased the Cooper Estate, the present site of the Raritan Yacht club."

By Barbara J. Booz, and Ginger Stevenson.
Source quotes:
Peter Edwards, 25 May 2018