Shoreacres in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Houston Yacht Club
The club began hosting regattas in the early 1900s and has hosted local, regional, national and world championships. Members have raced in all levels of competition, including the Olympics.
Although primarily a private boating club, the organization has supported community activities and was active in the development of the ship channel. During time of war, members have offered their crafts for service, and have helped patrol the ship channel, bay and Gulf. The clubhouse has served as a refuge for area residents during natural disasters.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10699.)
Location. Touch for map. The marker is outside the yacht club on the left of the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3620Miramar Dr, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain William Plunkett Harris (approx. 1.6 miles away); Prehistoric Indian Campsite (approx. 1.8 miles away); Saint Mary's Seminary (approx. 2.7 miles away); La Porte (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ritson Morris and Elmwood Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gribble-Hofheinz House (approx. 3.4 miles away); First City Hall and Jail (approx. 3½ miles away); Governor Ross Sterling Mansion (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Houston Yacht Club Website. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 331 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on August 30, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.