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image from Edward Babcock, 9 January 2014
The flag is on a cup from the late 1980s.
Edward Babcock, 9 January 2014
This burgee is that of the Riverdale Yacht Club, as shown in Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (1972), plate 20. The Riverdale YC is located in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. The burgee can also be seen on the Riverdale Yacht Club "Tennis Booking" page.
Joe McMillan, 28 January 2015
A History of the Riverdale Yacht Club by Ruben P. Mendez is partly readable in Google Books. From this I found that the Riverdale Yacht Club was established on 2 March 1930. According to its certificate of incorporation, it was intended to support yachting, swimming, tennis and squash. Its target audience were the families forming the Riverdale neighbourhood. The burgee was designed by Dorothy "Dodo" Freeman, 17 years of age at the time, approved by special committee and finally registered and adopted in June 1933.
Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (1963) on the other hand lists the club as established 1932. It doesn't give a burgee for the club.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 January 2015