PINE BEACH YACHT CLUB
YACHT CLUB HISTORY (condensed from “Pine Beach Yesterdays” by Stanley A. Heatley)
Joseph Woods, President of the Pine Beach Improvement Company, donated the land on the waterfront to build on. Roy Hutchinson completed the original one-story club house in the spring of 1916, at a cost of $1,500.00. The club quickly became the community center for social and civic activities. Suppers, dances, cared parties, county fairs and other forms of entertainment were sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, and raised most of the money needed for the club to carry on.
Following World War I, the need for larger facilities soon developed and in 1921 the club house was raised and a new first floor built, resulting in the present two-story structure.
In 1921 or ’22 the club conceived the idea of an annual 4th of July Celebration, a parade with music, speeches, games, races, ice cream, peanuts and prizes.
In 1945, when the Club fortunes were at a low ebb, an offer was made to give the club house to the Borough for conversion to a Borough Hall-community building. The Mayor and Council were not in favor.
Following the war, the club membership increased and there was an interest in racing. The Club’s sailing program has been very successful and the Club continues to provide a summer social life for all.
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