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Near Essexville in Bay County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bay City Boating and Fishing Club

 
 
Bay City Boating and Fishing Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, July 25, 2020
1. Bay City Boating and Fishing Club Marker
Inscription.  In 1894 William Jennison, a yachtsman for fifty years, founded the Bay City Boating and Fishing Club. The first clubhouse, located on the Saginaw River, was moved across the ice to this site around 1902. A larger, stylish building was soon erected. The Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, as it was later known, hosted regattas, national boat races and social activities connected with launches from Bay City's shipbuilding yards. The present clubhouse opened in 1960.
 
Erected 1994 by Bureau of Michigan History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1916C.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 43° 37.515′ N, 83° 50.184′ W. Marker is near Essexville, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is on Weadock Highway 0.6 miles north of Woodside Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2313 Weadock Hwy, Essexville MI 48732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Bay City Boating and Fishing Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, July 25, 2020
2. Bay City Boating and Fishing Club Marker
as the crow flies. Beet Sugar Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Center Avenue (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away); George H. & Elva Shearer House (approx. 3 miles away); Cross Country Connections (approx. 3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The only parking available is inside the entrance. However, this is a private club, so park at your own risk, or park on the side of the road.
 
View of Some of the Boats Docked at the Yacht Club. image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, July 25, 2020
3. View of Some of the Boats Docked at the Yacht Club.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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