History of the Androscoggin Yacht Club

Swimming and dock area of the AYC.

Swimming and dock area of the AYC.

In 1962 Dr. A. Smith was elected to be in charge of boating and swimming activities of the Club.  He introduced sailing and swimming lessons and during 1963 further progress had been made in many beach and water activities under the able leadership of Commodore TDO Stevenson.

In 1963 the Clubhouse received a much needed coat of paint, a macadam launching ramp has been made for the easier launching of boats, and a new flagpole had been installed.

Throughout the last forty years, membership in the Androscoggin Yacht Club has grown to its current level of approximately 120 family memberships and 55 single memberships.  Activities include three sessions of summer swim lessons, two sessions of sailing lessons and a regatta.  Depending on the plans by various organizers there has been pot luck suppers, music night, dances, game night, family day and fundraising suppers.

The building has been updated with handicapped ramp, handicapped accessible restroom, updates to the kitchen that include a new six-burner gas stove, two refrigerators, a boat stand to store canoes and kayaks, brand new aluminum floating dock system, a wooden dinghy dock and an aluminum swim float.  Mooring placements are coordinated to assure adequate space for member boats, either sail or motor boat.  The Club rents a parcel of land next to the club in order to provide parking for member vehicles.

In 2009 the Club celebrated its 100-year anniversary with a number of fun activities throughout the summer months.

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