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History of Keuka Yacht Club

In the 1970's Bonnie Hawk Barney began to take an interest in the stories she was hearing from older members of the Keuka Yacht Club. She...

Part 1: Our Lady Keuka

Acquaintance with the Finger Lakes invariably spawns affection. During the American Revolution, General Sullivan spread the misery and...

Part 2: Silver Cup Challenges

Records of the Keuka Yacht Club meetings in Penn Yan circa 1870 are lengthy, detailed, and parliamentary----the "number of white male...

Part 3: Annual regattas at the Ark

Industry, transportation, and social life were riding the crest of a wave in Penn Yan and all points whose focus was Keuka Lake a century...

PART 4: The story of Juno 1891-1913

In the Lake Country of New York State, there was one craft which stood out: Skipper Whitfield’s Juno evolved over the years from a deep...

Part 5: The golden age

A recurring problem plagued the Keuka Yacht Club at the turn of the century: how to revive interest in competitive sailing as the former...

Part 6: Return of the A's

In the November 1928 issue of Rudder magazine appeared an article by Lyman J. Seely of Hammondsport. It began with reminiscences of KYC’s...

Part 7: She'll never sail!

The once-proud Skidoo, which H. Allen Wagener brought to Lake Keuka in 1912, was the craft which Bob Howell, Dr. Woodbury, and Deyo...

Part 8: Scows and squalls

From the number of rigging failures, upsets, and general breaking up of boats and races documented in newspaper accounts of the A Scow...

Part 10: A time of building

The renewed energy of the Keuka Yacht in the "twenties" brought to mind her Golden Age a generation before. With 100 members going into...

Part 11: What blew the A's away

Few lakes outside the state of Wisconsin have been privileged to sport a racing fleet of A Scows. Fewer still maintain a single A today....