African American Heritage Trail - Washington, D.C.
— 1950 M Street —The Seafarers Yacht Club is the oldest African American boat club on the East Coast. It was founded in 1945 by Lewis T. Green, Sr., a vocational arts teacher in the DC Public Schools who built boats as a hobby. Needing a dock, he contacted the U.S. Department of the Interior about renting this site but was ignored until Mary McCleod Bethune and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt intervened. Members of "Green's" Boat Yard (later, "Seafarers"') improved the marshy land, built docks and a clubhouse. The club also promoted boating safety and community service. The annual Anacostia River Cleanup Day evolved from efforts started by the Seafarers in 1985.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism, DC - funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328760 N 4305229|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87925000, -76.97411667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.755', W 76° 58.447'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 45.3" N, 76° 58' 26.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1950 M St SE, Washington DC 20003, US|
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