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Akron Launch Club (U.S.)


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[Akron Launch Club] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 9 May 2015

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Akron Launch Club

Lloyd's Register for American yachts, 1917, lists the Akron Launch Club, organised 1906, incorporated in 1907, and reorganised in 1911; station: Portage Lakes. This matches the Akron City Directory, 1916, which lists: Portage Lakes Motor Boat Supply Co. - Home of Akron Launch Club - North of Kenmore Bridge.

By 1929, the burgee was no longer listed in Lloyd's.

The burgee shown is: A very dark blue 2:3 triangle, with centred a white ship wheel, with centred on that a white bar with red letters ALC in a sans font.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 9 May 2015

Burgee: Broad Pennant circa 2:3 and 2:2 to crutch. Dark blue field charged with a white ship’s wheel with a white central bar charged
with the red capital letters and periods A.L.C.
Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1911.
Peter Edwards, 18 October 2018

Interesting that they originally used a broad pennant. However, the next year, 1912, Lloyd's pictures a pennant, just like the one for 1917 which I already mentioned. Whatever the reorganisation in 1911, it would appear that it changed the burgee to a pennant.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 March 2019