History of the Androscoggin Yacht Club

DSCF1215“There are many persons who have watched with interest the steady increase in summer activities on and about Androscoggin and Pocasset Lakes, and who are of the opinion that it would of great advantage to all concerned to afford these activities adequate protection and encouragement.

Believing that a yacht club would be of assistance in accomplishing these ends, as well as enhancing the attractiveness of Wayne as a summer resort, a small meeting was arranged for Thursday, August 5, 1909, at 3 p.m. to discuss the organization of such a yacht club.”

This first organizational meeting to discuss the formation of the Androscoggin Yacht Club was held on August 5, 1909 at J. H. Millett’s boat house on the shore of Androscoggin Lake.  Present were J.H. Millett, A. H. Davis, C. H. Millett, A. H. Davis Jr., F. F. Burr, H. T. Burr and G. E. Brumbaugh.  The chairmanship of the meeting was unanimously awarded to A. H. Davis and G. E. Brumbaugh was made temporary secretary.   It is to these men that the founding and organization of this club is due.  A committee was formed to take up the question of rules and regulations, with the committee invited by Joshua Millett to accompany him to Lake Cobbosseecontee to visit the yacht club there and obtain as much information as possible.

On August 12, 1909, a second meeting was held at J. H. Millett’s boat house.  On this date a petition was drawn up for the incorporation of the yacht club.  Chosen was a name for the club, Androscoggin Yacht Club, and drawn up was a broadly inclusive list of purposes of the new club –“ promotion of the yachting and boating on the waters of Lakes Androscoggin and Pocasset, protection and preservation of the fishes and game on the waters thereof and care and improvement of the shores of said lakes.”

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