Detroit Boat Club
Side view of Detroit Boat Club; small footbridge leads from shore to clubhouse. Visitors gather on verandas, overlooking the water. Lawn in foreground. Printed on front: "Detroit Boat Club, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich." Printed on back: "19316, Detroit Boat Club, Belle Isle. The Detroit Boat Club is one of the most exclusive social and athletic organizations in Detroit. Its handsome home on Belle Isle near the bridge wars erected in 1902 to replace one destroyed by fire. The building is one of the finest of its kind in the world. Its members enjoy unusual facilities for their favorite sport of rowing, which they combine with sailing and canoeing. Their balls feature the Summer in Detroit society. In front of the bridge entrance to the club is one of the finest flower beds on the island." Handwritten on back: "Detroit, July 24, '12. My dear Mrs. Halsey, You don't know how disappointed we are you can't come. Was sure you would. Don't know when we can get away. Mark works Sundays, too. Did you sell your car? Come down when you can. Mrs. Mc." Card is postmarked July 25, 1912.
- Resource ID:
- Belle Isle Park (Detroit, Mich.)
- Yacht clubs--Michigan--Detroit
- 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
- Burton Historical Collection
- D/Organizations-Detroit Boat Club
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