June 5, 2020

History and Evolution of the Six Yacht Clubs of Essex – A Pictorial Event Hosted by Essex Historical Society

Boating and Essex just go together. Essex has one of the prettiest harbors anywhere in the United States. Just ask any one of the boaters in the six yacht clubs in Essex or any of the transient boaters who come here annually.

The “History and Evolution of the Six Yacht Clubs of Essex” will be the topic of the February 8th meeting of the Essex Historical Society to be held at the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, 9 Novelty Lane, at 7 p.m.

Representatives of each club will present short pictorial histories in the order of their club’s founding.  Starting off will be Tom (Danny) Daniells representing the Dauntless Club. The Frostbite Yacht Club,follows next with speaker Ed Birch.  Essex Yacht Club has George Graf as speaker. Toby Doyle speaks for Pettipaug Yacht Club. Next, the Essex Boat Club by Jim Core, and finishing with Essex Corinthian Yacht Club by Jeff Going.

Jerry Roberts, Executive Director of the Connecticut River Museum, will start with a summary of how Essex evolved from a commercial shipping port into a world renown yachting hub supporting multiple recreational boating organizations that are each unique, yet interconnected through tradition and joint activities.

The presentation is open to the public.  Seating will be limited.  For further information, contact Lynn Herlihy, (860) 767-3373 of the Essex Historical Society.