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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eau Gallie Yacht Club

 
 
Eau Gallie Yacht Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Eau Gallie Yacht Club Marker
Inscription. The Eau Gallie Yacht Club was completed in January, 1912, at a cost of $3,000. The officers of the club were George F. Paddison, President; Col. C. W. Fowler, Vice-President; J.E.M. Hodgson, Secretary and Treasurer. J.A. Carr was Commodore. The initiation fee was $10, with annual dues at $5.00. A life membership cost $100. The club had a registered membership of 40 with two being life members. A motor boat contest was held each February with valuable prizes offered. In the early part of the 20th Century Saturday night dances were customary, with the Kentucky Military Institute Orchestra furnishing the music.
 
Location. 28° 7.55′ N, 80° 37.48′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Houston Street 0.2 miles south of State Road 518. Click for map. Southernmost house on left at end of Houston Street. There is a small park at the end of the street overlooking the harbor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1149 Houston Street, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentoaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Hodgson Home and Drugstore
Eau Gallie Yacht Club Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Eau Gallie Yacht Club Building
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John B. Castleman House (about 500 feet away); Breckenridge Landing (about 700 feet away); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 700 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 700 feet away); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
More about this marker. Marker may be partially concealed by vegetation.
 
Regarding Eau Gallie Yacht Club. The building is now a private house.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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