Biscayne Bay Yacht Club Beginnings, 1887


Biscayne Bay Yacht Club Beginnings, 1887


The Club had its origin a little later that spring; one day at Peacocks, Kirk Munroe broached the subject, and we at once organized, he electing me commodore, and I doing the same for him as secretary. This friendly arrangement lasted without interruption until 1909, when I declined renomination, my health being poor, and the club having transferred most of its activities to Miami. Kirk continued as secretary until 1922. I designed the club flag, bearing the emblem of a large N interlaced with the figures 25, signifying twenty five degrees north latitude, since we were the most southern club in the country. The Commodores Story by Ralph M. Munroe and Vincent Gilpin, Part XV (Typescript).



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University of Miami Libraries. Special Collections., Ralph M. Munroe Family Papers, ASM0015.



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