Seafarers Yacht Club
In 1959, the Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis was founded in Annapolis, MD, by a group from the Seafarers Yacht Club of Anacostia, as the first African American yacht club in the Annapolis area . The club was founded in response to the refusal of Annapolis-area yacht clubs to admit African American captains, and the refusal of local marinas to let African Americans use their piers for fueling . After initially meeting in members’ homes and in a rented storefront in Annapolis, the Seafarers Yacht Club purchased its current property on Chester Avenue in Eastport, once a schoolhouse, in 1967 . Its charitable arm, the Seafarers Foundation, serves as the chartering organization for Sea Scout Ship 1959 .
The Seafarers Yacht Club is located at 301 Chester Avenue in Annapolis, MD. Its coordinates are 38.96944939446944, -76.47898346651462 .
- ↑ Fletcher, Patsy M. Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, D.C., Charleston, SC, History Press, 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 “Commodore’s Message.” Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis, Accessed 25 August 2022, https://www.seafarersyc.com/about.
- ↑ “About Seafarers.” Ship 1959, Accessed 25 August 2022, https://www.ship1959.org/seafarers.
- ↑ Google Maps, “Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis.” Google Maps, Accessed 6 September 2022, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seafarers+Yacht+Club+of+Annapolisfirstname.lastname@example.org,-76.4796424,17.58z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sseafarers+yacht+club!3m5!1s0x89b7f63f5c6cede1:0xe71fb2a89593b916!8m2!3d38.9694317!4d-76.4789835!15sChRzZWFmYXJlcnMgeWFjaHQgY2x1YpIBCnlhY2h0X2NsdWLgAQA.