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Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club (U.S.)

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Last modified: 2019-12-30 by rick wyatt
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[Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 19 June 2019



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Estb: 1988. Location: 4727 S.E. Capstan Avenue, Stuart.
Burgee: Broad Pennant circa 5:7 and 5:5 to crutch. Blue field charged with three horizontal (1 unit diameter) white disks.

"At the turn of the [20th] century, Stuart enjoyed the sailing and social benefits of the St. Lucie River Yacht Club. In 1926 the club was destroyed by a hurricane. It wasn’t until 1988 that five like-minded yachtsmen gathered at a local restaurant to conduct a founders meeting and restore a yacht club to Stuart. Later that year, 44 members formally established the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club, incorporating it as a full service not-for-profit club. Two remaining members from the original St. Lucie Yacht Club were invited to join SCYC and by a “declaration of succession” procedure, the two Clubs legally became one. . . . The Club purchased the Apalachicola Oyster Works property, previously occupied by hundreds of pigeons, to create a home for the fledgling SCYC. . . .Ground breaking ceremonies were conducted on October 31, 1992 . . .”
Source: accessed 16 June 2019, https://myscyc.com/club-history/
Peter Edwards, 18 June 2019

Not only has the century turned once more, but according to http://archive.tcpalm.com/news/historical-vignettes-stanley-kitchings-st-lucie-river-yacht-club-ep-379845900-342561642.html, the St. Lucie River Yacht Club only started in 1916, formally in 1918. The earlier club was the Stuart Yacht Club (not to be confused with the current club of the same name, which is from the most recent turn of the century).

Indeed the building was destroyed within a decade, but Lloyd's lists the club and shows their burgee in the early 1930s. I don't know how much longer the club continued, but it was still listed, but not shown, in 1963. It's listed there as being established in 1916. Curiously, the St. Lucie Inlet Yacht Club, from approximately 1956, is shown but not listed.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 July 2019