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Ocean City Yacht Club (U.S.)

New Jersey

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[Flag of Ocean City Yacht Club, New Jersey] image by Rob Raeside, 5 December 2018

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Estb: 1889. Location: Ocean City, NJ.
Burgee: Pennant circa 2:4 (print image). Red field charged with a white triangle based on hoist with apex 1 unit from hoist.
Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1911.

"On a summer evening in 1887, C. Howard Schemerhorn (who later became Commodore of the Ocean City Yacht Club from 1904-07) and others met with the intent of finding a place where "They could keep their boats in safety and not be compelled on Low Tide to wade out in the mud to get their boats." - Yacht Club Log Book-April 1916. . . . A location was found between 11th & 12th Street on Pleasure Ave. The name 12th Boat Club 'was agreed upon and a boathouse built 65' long, 20' wide.' . . . A certificate of Incorporation of the Ocean City Yacht Club was approved by Andrew C. Boswell, Master in Chancery of New Jersey on June 27, 1901."
Source: accessed 2 December 2018,
Peter Edwards, 5 December 2018

Lloyd's mentions them in 1906, and it lists them as "Organized, 1899. - Incorporated, 1901."
(Same burgee, though not as small a ratio as 1:2.)
Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1906.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 5 March 2019

If you go to and use the bottom menu bar to read the About menu, you'll find there is a corrected version of that history, called "History". It turns out it was "12th Street Boat Club" after all.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 June 2022