Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club
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The Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club or sometimes Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia is a yacht club near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its clubhouse and dock are located at 300 W. 2nd Street in Essington, Pennsylvania.
The club was established on January 12, 1892, by 13 members of the Quaker City Yacht Club who split off to establish their own organization because of "schisms" in the older club, a dissatisfaction with the growing diversity in social standing of its members, and the desire to have yachts longer than 40 feet. Among the charter members were Alexander Van Rensselaer; Anthony J. Drexel II, Drexel scion and son-in-law of Jay Gould; and Addison F. Bancroft. The first club officers were Commodore Edward R. Coleman, son of Philadelphia's first industrial millionaire and the owner of the largest boat; Vice-Commodore Ogden D. Wilkinson; and Rear-Commodore W. Barklie Henry, a financier.
Among its early members were Edgar T. Scott, Charles Longstreth, Samuel Kent (yachting), Ernest du Pont, Walter H. Lippincott, Ralph Earle, Arthur Pew, E. R. Fenimore Johnson, John Wanamaker, John Thompson Dorrance, Cyrus B. Curtis, A. Atwater Kent, Jr., Fitz Eugene Dixon, and E. Paul du Pont.
In 1940, Robert Barrie wrote Early days of the Corinthian yacht club of Philadelphia.
- "The Launching of a New Yacht Club". Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- Time. January 5, 1931 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,930243,00.html
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- "Defiance Sold as Junk. America's Cup Candidate Cost $65,000 - Goes for $6,500". The New York Times. January 6, 1915. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
Her surviving owner, Commodore E. W. Clark of the Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club, has disposed of her as junk, and she will be broken up mainly for the seventy tons of lead in her keel and the steel ribs in her frame.
- Robert Barrie Early days of the Corinthian yacht club of Philadelphia (Philadelphia : Priv. print by J. Spencer, 1940).
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