Edgewood Yacht Club

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Edgewood Yacht Club
Burgee of Edgewood YC.svg
Short name EYC
Founded 1889
Location Cranston, Rhode Island
Website www.edgewoodyc.org

Edgewood Yacht Club is an historic yacht club in Cranston, Rhode Island at 3 Shaw Avenue.

The Edgewood Yacht Club was founded in 1889 and incorporated in 1902.


Edgewood Yacht Club
Carol in Rhode Island.jpg
The EYC during the height of the 1954 storm surge
Edgewood Yacht Club is located in Rhode Island
Edgewood Yacht Club
Edgewood Yacht Club is located in the US
Edgewood Yacht Club
Location Cranston, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°46′34″N 71°23′26″W / 41.77611°N 71.39056°W / 41.77611; -71.39056Coordinates: 41°46′34″N 71°23′26″W / 41.77611°N 71.39056°W / 41.77611; -71.39056
Built 1908
Architect Murphy, Hindle & Wright
Architectural style Shingle Style
NRHP Reference # 89000072 [1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1989

A fire in 1908 destroyed the original building, and the structure was rebuilt that same year.[2] The club was constructed by Murphy, Hindle & Wright in 1908 in a shingle style. The building was constructed on pilings over the Providence River, and is especially notable for having survived the storm surge that accompanied the 1938 Hurricane, as well as the one that occurred during Hurricane Carol in 1954. The clubhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1989.

The entire building was destroyed by fire during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The fire began shortly after 4:00 am EST by lightning during an intense snowstorm; by 5:30 am, the building was gone. No one was injured, and officers say they plan to rebuild. What was left of the building was razed, save for the pilings, which now support a wooden dock. The slips and mooring field remain operational.[3][4][5] Rebuilding of the new building started in March, 2016 and is expected to be completed for the 2017 season.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Edgewood Yacht Club sets sights on new clubhouse". Cranston Herald. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Letter from Commodore Jeff Lanphear" (PDF). Edgewood Yacht Club. 2011-01-14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Early morning blaze destroys iconic Edgewood Yacht Club". Cranston Herald. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Schieldrop, Mark (12 January 2011). "Edgewood Yacht Club Destroyed by Fire". Cranston Patch. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 

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