Club History

The Shelter Island Yacht Club was founded in 1886, and on the occasion of its centennial celebration, Stewart Herman, a member of the club, wrote its history, which is now online. The 1909 Membership List published in The New York Times is another interesting piece of SIYC history.

The Shelter Island Yacht Club, A Centennial History, 1886-1986, by Stewart Herman

Shelter Island Yacht Club 1909 Membership

The New York Times, June 13, 1909

As part of an article about the summer season on Shelter Island in 1909, The New York Times published this list of SIYC members:

Rev. John A. Aspinwall, Edmond B. Aymar, Jr., Stephen C. Baldwin, Andrew O. Bancker, John J. Bartlett, Reynolds Beal, John F. Becker, William H. Bedford, Alfred G. Belden, Henry Belknap, George M. Boardman, H. Nelson Bourroughs, William H. Bradley, Henry T. Bragg, George B. Branson, John T. Brennan, C. Pliny Brigham, Theodore W. Brigham, Eugene Britton, William A. Brown, Charles R. Bryan.

John Cartledge, John Cassidy, W. C. W. Childs, Fred B. Cochran, Henry L. Coe, Fletcher M. Cook, Thomas W. Duncan, J. G. Dettmer, James Elben, Frederick H. Ecker, Jarvis R. Edson, Marmont Edson, Maurice C. Fairchild, Berthold Fallert, Miss Elsa L. Fechtler, Edmund Fish, Latham A. Fish, George P. Fiske, Stephen L. Folger, Henry C. Hallenback, Charles S. Hamilton, Frank C. Havens, James M. Heatherton, John B. Herreshoff, Willisam B. Hill, G. Trowbridge Hollister, Landon Humphreys.
Edwin Horton, the Rev. F. L. Humphreys, Stephen C. Hunter, James L. Hutchinson, William C. Johnson, Arthur H. Jones, Danforth L. Jones, N. Chandler Jones, Frederick D. Kalley, Dr. J. Lester Keep, Ogden Avcery Keep, George H. Keim, Augustus R. Keller, T. Estling Kitching, John Mason Knox, Adolf Kuttroff, Arthur H. Leavitt, Percy W. Leavitt, John H. Lidgerwood, George F. Little, Otto E. Lohrke, John N. Luning.

Howard L. Maxwell, Frederick W. MacKay, Dr. Frederick W. Meyer, John W. Newbery, Henry D. Norris, P. Elbert Nostrand, Kenneth R. Otis, Carl Pickhardt, Gottfried Piel, Dr. William H. Price, George B. Preston, Tarrant Putnam, Roy A. Rainey, George H. Reeves, the Rev. Claudius M. Rooms, H. Norbert Schickel, Adolph Schwarzmann, Ennis F. Searls, J. Shem, Miss Cornella A. Smith, Walter Stahler, Mrs. Robert Stafford, Stephen P. Sturgis, Chessman W. Thorn, William C. Towen, Forrest M. Towl, Artemus Ward, Charles S. Webb, John W. Weber, Mrs. Oscar B. Weber, George N. Webster, John R. Weir, M. C. Weiser, Walter A. Wight, and Thomas H. Wood.