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Ever wonder what the inside of the Detroit Yacht Club looked like ? Me too.

Information about the structure from their website:

The first clubhouse was erected on Belle Isle in 1891 at a cost of $10,000 with an additional $2,000 spent on furnishings. It was destroyed by fire in 1904. A new clubhouse was erected immediately on the ashes of the old clubhouse.

A concrete bridge to Belle Isle opened in 1923, the same year our present $1,000,000 Clubhouse was dedicated. The DYC’s newest home was designed by architect George Mason whose vision was also responsible for Detroit’s Masonic Temple, Gem Theatre and the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

An outdoor Olympic size swimming pool was added in the 1960s along with Club Front and West End Docks. The new docks increased the number of boat wells to over 350. What began as a sailing club in the 1860s has evolved into the jewel of the City. The Detroit Yacht Club continues to thrive and is a fun, friendly, affordable and family-oriented club.

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