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Camden Yacht Club

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Architectural style  Shingle Style
Area  2,000 m²
Year built  1912
NRHP Reference #  80000378
Phone  +1 207-236-7033
Added to NRHP  11 January 1980
Camden Yacht Club
Location  68 Bay View St., Camden, Maine
Address  68 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Similar  Rockport Boat Club, Rockland Yacht Club, The Lincolnville Boat Club, Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, Port Harbor Marine

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The Camden Yacht Club is a yacht club serving the boating community of Penobscot Bay. It is located at 68 Bay View Street in Camden, Maine. Founded in 1906, it offers a variety of programs seasonally (May through October), as well as mooring facilities (itinerant and seasonal) to its members and the general public. Its clubhouse, designed by John Calvin Stevens and built in 1912, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In season the club serves lunch to its members and their guests, and its facilities are available for event rental.

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Facilities and history

The Camden Yacht Club is located south of downtown Camden, on the southern bank of the Megunticook River, at its mouth where it empties into outer Camden Harbor. It clubhouse is located near the shore, with a lawn area on two outer sides with water views, and parking areas between the building and Bay View Street. The clubhouse is a large Shingle style building, its tall hip roof overhanging the structure on three sides, creating porches on those sides. There is a port-cochere on the northwest side with Oriental trim features. The building was designed by John Calvin Stevens, the Portland architect known as a major proponent of the Shingle style, and was completed in 1912.

The club was founded in 1906 by George B. Phelps, Cyrus H. K. Curtis, and Chauncey Borland, among others. The clubhouse was built by Curtis, for the then-large sum of $60,000, and rented it to the club for a nominal fee. In 1926 he gave the property to the town, stipulating its continued use as a yacht club facility as part of the gift.

References

Camden Yacht Club Wikipedia


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