WYANDOTTE YACHT CLUB

On November 16,1951, twenty-even men were selected to serve as officers. Mr. Joe Zanglin, member and prominent Wyandotte attorney, was requested to proceed with the necessary work to incorporate the new club. It was created with a community purpose to ensure the new club. To that end, the boat club granted us our location on a choice piece of the boat club’s property, and assisted in building the first club house at our old location behind Wyandotte General Hospital.

A purchase committee was formed in 1993 to buy riverfront land or existing marina since negotiations between Wyandotte Boat Club and ourselves for a long-term lease was not negotiable.

A general membership meeting on December 3, 1997 was one of special note, because it was voted and passed to purchase the River Edge Marina in Ecorse.

On March 24th, 1998 the members of Wyandotte Yacht Club purchased our present facilities and began the monumental task of renovations. With the dedication, donations and many hours of labor from our members, our clubhouse was opened for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 14th, 1999.

In the late spring of 1999 we began the reconstruction on our marina with new steel sheeting lift out, north wall and middle encampment. The marina underwent dredging, new docks, lighthouse with electric and water, all completed spring 2001.

We have on our premises, commercial dockage, winter storage, store and launch, fiberglass repair, canvas and shrink-wrapping, marina repair and parts, boat brokerage all away from the clubhouse. In our marina we have diesel, gas fuel and twenty ton hoist.

We still have many projects in our long-term plans for completion, but as any new venture these will come with time and the dedication of our members. Fifty years ago, a few good men had an idea and from this idea the birth of the Wyandotte Yacht Club became reality. Over this period, the cl8ub has grown and prospered and will continue because of the willing members whose good fellowship, cooperation, and enthusiasm have made the club what it is today, the friendliest club on the Detroit River.