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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York Yacht Club

Home of the America’s Cup

 
 
New York Yacht Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. New York Yacht Club Marker
Historical marker is in front of a recreation of original New York Yacht Clubhouse.
Inscription. John Cox Stevens, an outgoing member of Hoboken's founding family and avid boater, organized the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) on July 30, 1844, and served as its first Commodore. He built the first clubhouse on this site at the foot of Tenth Street. Renowned architect A.J. Davis may have designed the Gothic-style cottage. NYYC meetings and its annual regatta took place here from 1845 to 1865. Stevens also built the yacht America and sailed it to England to race and win the first "America's Cup" in 1851. The NYYC moved the clubhouse three times. It now stands at the club's Newport RI facility.
 
Location. 40° 44.9′ N, 74° 1.45′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Maxwell Place and Frank Sinatra Drive on Maxwell Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elysian Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); Maxwell House Coffee Plant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baseball (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Stevens Institute of Technology
Location of original NYYC clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Location of original NYYC clubhouse
Marker is to the left of the driveway to the club.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. half a mile away); The Hudson School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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