Detroit Yacht Club receives historic designation

DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club is a new addition to the National Register of Historic Places.

The club, which was founded in 1868, is noted for its history and architecturally significant clubhouse. The club is located on Belle Isle and is the 12th oldest yacht club in the U.S. The clubhouse, completed in 1923, was designed in a Mediterranean style.

“The Detroit Yacht Club has a long and fascinating history in the city of Detroit,” said State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway in a statement. “We are pleased that the club sought national recognition and that the members are such excellent stewards of this important site.”

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